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The decrease in the number of positives for
has been very pronounced in recent months in the United States. Of the 206,000 that were registered on January 10, it has gone to
just over 12,000 positives on average in the last 7 days
, with 335 deaths on Wednesday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). , for its acronym in English). But the fight against Covid continues. The Health department announced Thursday that it will
invest $ 3.2 billion
in developing pills to prevent future coronavirus infections and prevent further deaths.
The new program aims to speed up clinical trials of the drugs so that a pill is available before the end of the year.
The funds will not only be used to fight Covid but to
seek remedies against other viruses
that could cause future pandemic scenarios worldwide.
"The remarkable and rapid development of vaccines and assay technology has shown how agile scientific discovery can be," said Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in a statement.
"We will leverage these same strengths as we build a platform for the discovery and development of effective antivirals."
With the go-ahead from President Joe Biden, the goal is to focus on
that are being investigated, with a special emphasis on one of them that they have bet heavily on. It is being produced by
and they have already purchased 1.7 million doses pending authorization for emergency use by the United States Agency for Medicines (FDA).
The new pills could help
convince the vaccine-reluctant
- about 30% of the US population - with the goal of achieving herd immunity as soon as possible, in addition to curbing infections even among the inoculated population.
Despite the fact that the incidence has been minimal, post-vaccine infections have been detected in 46 of the 50 states of the country.
They represent 0.1% of cases
but would make the pill against the coronavirus even more attractive.
Anthony Fauci, the White House epidemiologist and medical adviser to President Biden, has assured that the pills against Covid-19 could become a "powerful tool to fight the pandemic and save lives."
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