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US purchases 10 mln. courses of Pfizer antiviral COVID-19 pill

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WASHINGTON, Nov 18: US has purchased 10 million treatment courses of the Pfizer antiviral COVID-19 pill, with delivery starting at the end of this year and across 2022, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday. “While this antiviral pill still requires a full review by the Food and Drug Administration, I have taken immediate steps to secure enough supply for the American people,” he said in a statement.

Paxlovid, a Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill, being manufactured in Ascoli, Italy (AP)

He added that his administration is making “the necessary preparations now to ensure these treatments will be easily accessible and free.” “This is positive news. This treatment could prove to be another critical tool in our arsenal that will accelerate our path out of the pandemic,” he remarked. “Vaccines remain our strongest tool,” he reiterated. “My message continues to be: get vaccinated. The vaccines are safe, free, and easily available.”  (KUNA)

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