COVID antivirals could be made more available as experts warn of another Omicron wave | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “COVID antivirals could be made more available as experts warn of another Omicron wave | ABC News” – below is their description.

The federal government’s asked its pharmaceutical advisors to broaden the eligibility for the subsidised drugs as hospitals scramble to prepare for yet another wave of COVID cases driven by emerging and highly infectious sub-variants of Omicron.

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