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Pfizer says Covid pill 89% effective against severe disease

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Washington (AFP) – Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its pill to treat Covid-19 had shown it is highly effective. Pfizer’s is the second anti-Covid pill after that of Merck, which is actually an influenza medicine rebranded to fight the coronavirus. Pfizer’s has been created specifically to fight Covid. The Pfizer drug called┬áPaxlovid achieved an 89 percent reduction in risk of hospitalization or death among adult patients with Covid who are at high risk of progressing to severe illness, the US company said. The results from the middle-to-late stage clinical trial were so strong that…

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