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Merck says Covid pill cuts risk of hospitalization, death by 50 percent

CLIP10/01/21
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New data from Merck shows its antiviral drug, taken twice a day for five days when symptoms begin, cuts the risk of hospitalization and death in half. The drugmaker says it's seeking emergency use authorization as soon as possible. 

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