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Biden doubles US purchase of Pfizer Covid therapeutic pills

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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden announced Tuesday a doubling of US government purchases of new Pfizer therapeutic pills designed to combat the worst effects of Covid-19. At a meeting with his White House pandemic response team, Biden said the new order will take the stockpile to 20 million from 10 million pills. “These pills are going to dramatically decrease hospitalizations and deaths,” he said. “We already placed the largest order in the world. Now I’m doubling that order.” The FDA regulatory body granted¬†emergency use authorization on December 22 for Pfizer’s Paxlovid tablets. The i…

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