Israel have announced the delivery of the first shipment of Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill Paxlovid. The Prime Minister Naftali Bennett while hailing the receipt the receipt of the drugs says it as critical amid a surge of cases driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant.
“Thanks to our rapid action, the drugs have arrived in Israel quickly and will assist us in getting past the peak of the coming Omicron wave,” Bennett said.
The US Food and Drug Administration last week authorised Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill for high-risk people aged 12 and up.
In trials, the treatment has been shown to reduce Covid hospitalizations and deaths by 88 percent among high risk people.