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The first studies, launched on July 31, will focus on viral persistence and cognitive dysfunction.
People without insurance will need to either pay full price, seek free or low-cost vaccines from community clinics or go without.
Monoclonal antibodies used to prevent COVID-19 in immunocompromised people aren’t active against new virus variants.
Before they get COVID, people over 65 should have a plan for accessing antiviral treatment.
The antiviral treatment reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants in older adults by 44%.
Get a COVID booster, especially if you’re older or your immune system is compromised, and don’t forget the flu shot.
Safety tips for the evolving pandemic. Plus: Which groups—such as those with cancer or HIV—are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications?
Paxlovid and molnupiravir can reduce the risk of severe COVID-19, but they must be started within five days of symptom onset.
Paxlovid, which reduces the risk of hospitalization or death by about 90%, is expected to be a game-changer.
Molnupiravir, the first oral antiviral for COVID-19, reduces the risk of hospitalization or death if started within five days.
The new drugs must be used within a narrow window of time after developing symptoms.
Molnupiravir reduces severe illness and death, but it must be started within days after developing symptoms.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
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