New York City COVID infections have been on the rise once again in recent weeks, and while there's no corresponding increase in severity, the health commissioner is reminding the public and providers that antiviral pills are effective treatments, too. Paxlovid, specifically, can reduce the risk of hospitalization and death by up to 88% when taken within five days of symptoms starting, Dr. Ashwin Vasan has said. Facts! If we use these effectively, then the pandemic will take its final breaths!
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