Pfizer Says Its COVID Pill Is Effective in Protecting Against Severe Disease—Here's What We Know So Far [Health]

Published December 14, 2021 quoted Thomas Russo, chief of infectious diseases in the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in a story about the Pfizer pill, which is not yet authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A COVID pill is an antiviral medication that can help lower the risk of severe COVID-19 in people who catch the virus, Russo explained. He compares the COVID pill to Tamiflu, an antiviral medication that's designed to help lower the risk of severe illness in people who contract the flu.