How will newly approved antiviral treatment affect the Omicron wave?

CBC News published this video item, entitled “How will newly approved antiviral treatment affect the Omicron wave?” – below is their description.

Deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo and Health Canada’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Supriya Sharma lay out how significantly this treatment will affect Canadians in the midst of the Omicron wave.

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