As for the latest coronavirus news, the FDA authorized the first pill to treat COVID 19. Pfizer’s antiviral pill Paxil that is now authorized for high risk adults and children ages twelve and older. Studies show it reduces the risk of hospitalization and death by 88%.
If it is given within the first five days of symptoms, a five day course of the drug includes three pills twice a day, and Pfizer officials say it’s ready to start delivering it in the US immediately. And the only other antiviral that is approved by the FDA for COVID treatment is Remdesivir, but that isn’t something that can be taken at home.