U.S. Invests $3.2 Billion in At-Home Antiviral Medicines to Combat Covid

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    The U.S. is investing $3.2 billion into developing antiviral medicines to combat Covid-19 and other viruses with pandemic potential. The aim: develop treatments to be taken at home soon after someone gets sick.

    Dubbed the Antiviral Program for Pandemics, the effort led by U.S. health agencies will support the discovery, development and production of antiviral treatments for Covid-19 and future viral threats, the Health and Human Services Department said Thursday.

    Though vaccines are significantly slowing the spread of Covid in wealthy nations, doctors around the world need treatments that can be quickly and easily deployed to those who get sick from the virus and its variants. There exists no simple, inexpensive pill that can prevent those at the earliest stages of infection from later needing to be hospitalized.

    Antiviral medicines could serve as an “important complement to existing vaccines,” said Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser on the pandemic at a briefing Thursday. That’s especially true for people with compromised immune systems for whom the shots may not be as effective, he said.

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