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Breaking news on the treatment front!

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We Nerdy Girls are abuzz about the a-mazing clinical trial data reported out by Merck on its investigational antiviral pill. Here’s what we know so far: ➡️ Merck’s antiviral pill reduced by 50% the chances that newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients would be hospitalized over a 1-month period relative to placebo ➡️ No red flags raised Read more…

Will there be a COVID pill?

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A: Signs are hopeful! Widespread vaccination remains our best bet at #kickingCOVID. But having an arsenal of treatments is important, too. In a recent speech at the National Press Club, Dr. Fauci argued that the biggest treatment need is a convenient medicine – like a pill – that can stomp out severe disease at the Read more…

What do we know about treatment for people with COVID-19 infections who need to be hospitalized?

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A: We are learning more and more as the pandemic continues, but there are still lots of questions. For now, remdesivir appears to help you feel better faster (but maybe doesn’t help people live longer), corticosteroids for really sick people definitely help people live longer but aren’t useful for people with mild symptoms, tocilizumab is Read more…

What works for the treatment of COVID-19 infection for people who are not in the hospital?

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A: It’s been a minute since we updated you about COVID-19 treatments. This will take a couple of posts, but let’s start with patients who do not need to be hospitalized (called outpatients or ambulatory patients). There are still more questions than answers, but let’s go through the evidence. In short, the bamlanivimab/etesevimab combo may Read more…