What kind of treatments exist for COVID-19?

1/25/2022: This blog has been updated to reflect new approval and authorization from the FDA for the antiviral drug remdesivir. The best way to fight COVID-19 is to avoid getting it in the first place. That means wearing a well-fitting mask, keeping gatherings small and outdoors if possible and getting vaccinated (including a booster dose if eligible.)  But the […]

FDA panel endorses first antiviral treatment for COVID-19

Today, an expert panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endorsed the use of the Merck antiviral drug molnupiravir for treatment of symptomatic COVID-19 in test-confirmed patients with high risk conditions. The FDA has not yet authorized the treatment.