Pfizer claims Covid pill gives better results than MSD

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Pfizer claims Covid pill gives better results than MSD
Pfizer claims Covid pill gives better results than MSD. image: twitter

Pfizer claims Covid pill gives better results than MSD

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced a new step in the battle against coronavirus. The company announced this Friday, November 5 that its experimental pill to treat Covid-19 reduces the risk of hospitalisation and death by almost 90 per cent among people infected with the virus.

After MSD, this is the second antiviral pill that shows effectiveness in fighting the virus. According to Pfizer, it reduces the risk of hospitalisation or death by 89 per cent, compared to 50 per cent for its competitor.

Although the details of the study have not yet been published, the company revealed that they will be sent as soon as possible to the Food and Drug Administration of the United States.

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Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, said, “Today’s news is a true game-changer in global efforts to stem the devastation of this pandemic. These data suggest that our oral antiviral candidate, if approved by regulatory authorities, has the potential to save patients’ lives, reduce the severity of Covid-19 infections, and eliminate up to nine out of ten hospitalisations”.

PAXLOVID, is part of a class of drugs called protease inhibitors, designed to prevent the virus from making copies of itself, and invading the infected. Protease inhibitors are already used to treat other viral pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis C. If approved, or licensed, it could be more widely prescribed as a home treatment to help reduce the severity of illness, hospitalisations, and deaths, as well as reduce the likelihood of infection after exposure, among adults.

Furthermore, the drug has demonstrated potent ‘in vitro’ antiviral activity against the circulating variants of interest, as well as against other known coronaviruses. This would suggest its potential as a therapy for multiple types of infections.


Speaking with The Washington Post, Annaliesa Anderson, chief scientist for Pfizer’s division of bacterial vaccines and hospital medicine, commented, “This is amazing news. My overall feeling was one of relief, it’s been a long road”,

“We have the vaccine for protection, and now we have the opportunity to receive treatment,” said Bourla. Pfizer has already started manufacturing the drug, and plans to produce more than 180,000 pill packs by the end of this year, as reported by larazon.es.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

1 COMMENT

  1. Isn’t it just coincidental that safe, cheap drugs like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, both successful in preventing hospitalizations and treating COVID were BANNED for use in many places and suddenly Pfizer comes up with a magical COSTLIER solution that does the same exact thing. Always follow the money! Big Pharma strikes again!

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