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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%.
Lack of access to treatment facilities may worsen these racial disparities.
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?
The small study found no evidence of delayed development of antibodies in participants who experienced rebound after taking Paxlovid.
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.
Paxlovid dramatically reduced the risk of severe illness and death, but it must be started soon after developing symptoms.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
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