Paxlovid reduces COVID risk in vaxxed and unvaxxed seniors – study – The Jerusalem Post

Pfizer Inc’s PFE.N antiviral treatment Paxlovid reduces COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates in vaccinated and unvaccinated patients 65 years and older, according to a new study in Israel conducted during the rise of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The treatment, however, was not found to prevent severe illness among younger adults, according to research from Clalit Health Services, Israel’s largest healthcare provider.

Use of Pfizer’s pills, authorized to treat newly infected, at-risk people in order to prevent severe illness, has soared in the United States along with a spike infections. Biden administration officials have pushed for wide use of Paxlovid, which the government purchased and provides free.

Source: Paxlovid reduces COVID risk in vaxxed and unvaxxed seniors – study – The Jerusalem Post