Paxlovid

Bad news for Paxlovid? Coronavirus can find multiple ways to evade COVID-19 drug

Prescriptions for Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Paxlovid have skyrocketed in recent weeks. That’s good news for many COVID-19 patients, as the pill has been proven to reduce severe disease from SARS-CoV-2 infections. But a bevy of new lab studies shows the coronavirus can mutate in ways that make it less susceptible to the drug, by far …

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Taking Paxlovid? Here’s What To Know About This Antiviral Drug For COVID.

Taking Paxlovid? Here’s What To Know About This Antiviral Drug For COVID.

Mina called Paxlovid’s efficacy of 88% against COVID-related hospitalization and death “an astounding metric.” In a study of 2,085 unvaccinated adults with a preexisting medical condition (or just older age), just 8, or 0.8%, were hospitalized with COVID or died from any cause compared with 66, or 6%, of those who took a placebo. The …

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