John Swartzberg

clinical professor emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology division

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Early trials show that the medication, which people are supposed to take at the onset of symptoms, could cut coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations by half.

Merck’s COVID pill treatment costs $700 per patient and is 50% effective. What could it mean for vax uptake?

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