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Biden COVID Advisor Urges Greater Paxlovid Use: ‘People Have Died Unnecessarily’

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Paxlovid is an oral antiviral pill to treat COVID; data show it reduces serious illness, hospitalization and cases of Long COVID.

That’s why Michael Osterholm, Ph.D. wants more doctors to prescribe it. He serves as a White House advisor and is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

He says, “People have died unnecessarily because they were unable to get Paxlovid when they could have and should have.”

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