COVID-19 Pill Rollout Stymied by Shortages as Omicron Rages

The U.S. is facing shortages in COVD-19 drugs as Omicron rages

1/14/2022 5:03:00 PM

The U.S. is facing shortages in COVD-19 drugs as Omicron rages

Two new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply

Omicron is causing an explosion of casesThe pills—and other COVID-19 drugs, for that matter—are being carefully rationed, reserved for the highest-risk patients.based on studies showing they cut the risk of severe disease and death when given shortly after symptoms appear. They are the first COVID-19 treatments patients can take at home, and thus could reduce the burden on hospitals.

PaxlovidMerck’s pill,Since last month, the government has sent states enough Pfizer pills to treat 164,000 people, allocating them by population. That approach is coming under fire from some states with heavier caseloads.States are distributing the pills differently.

Read more: TIME »

UK should 'have another go' at fracking, says leading geologist

Fracking was suspended in 2019 in the UK after exploratory drilling caused earthquakes. A review into whether it can be done more safely will be submitted to the government today. Read more >>

MUSKSWAPCHANNEL twitter account is dead, there is no news or anything like that, just looking at it is not good, it makes buyers feel strange, it's definitely a scam, because half of our money has been spent, and he made a new presale on his website, what a good idea very sly Prioritize the vaccinated and immune compromised. Otherwise there will be nothing left after all the selfish unvaccinated people get COVID and then come crying to hospitals wanting help.

According to data by the HHS_AR, 19 U.S. states currently have free ICU hospital bed capacities diminished to 15 percent or less. Yeah...okay The jab costs $20. The Pills cost $500. Get the jab. Save the taxpayer's money.

Wales eases Covid restrictions as Omicron wave ‘compromising’ NHS care - follow liveCovid19 🟥 Omicron wave ‘compromising’ NHS care, leader warns as Wales eases restrictions Follow live updates ⬇️

Omicron likely to slow UK bounceback from economic Covid shockAnalysis: after a V-shaped recession, variant’s impact will put the brakes on – with a double whammy due in April I think its time uk people pulled the plug on economics Stop spending Those banks and rich ate taking ur money Jeff bezos Elon musk Bill gates Could cure homeless and poverty and hunger But instead they waste money on space travel Remember that when you buy from them Ur money goes to rocket fuel

Covid passports 'to be SCRAPPED this month' as Omicron strain wave easesCOVID passports are reportedly set to be scrapped this month as the wave of mild Omicron cases begins to ease. The vaccine passes are to be abandoned this month after Health Secretary Sajid Javid &… Should never have been introduced in the first place and have made literally no difference to case rates whatsoever

Several symptoms of Omicron can continue for months after a Covid infectionWhile Omicron symptoms have been thought to be more mild than previous coronavirus variants, it’s still common for many people to have lasting health complications from the virus

Covid Plan B rules expire this month - what happens next amid Omicron surgePlan B restrictions were put in place in December 2021 to try to slow down the spread of the Omicron Covid variant. The restrictions will soon be due a review into whether they will be lifted as planned

How long should you isolate with covid-19?How risky is it to shorten isolation, and has Omicron changed the equation? We explain