COVID pill to be widely available soon, White House says

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2022
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The Biden administration is preparing to announce plans this week to make Pfizer's COVID-19 pill available at almost any pharmacy in the U.S. after early shortages.

Why it matters: The drug, Paxlovid, was called a potential "game-changer" for its ability to treat infections at home and keep individuals at risk of severe illness out of the hospital.

But availability has been spotty, making access difficult as COVID cases begin to rise from Omicron again.

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