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Kildare Based Professor Hails New Covid 19 Drug

NUI Maynooth's Paul Moynagh thinks new Pfizer drug could end pandemic

A Kildare based medical professor says a new anti-viral drug - in combination with vaccines - could lead to the end of the Covid 19 pandemic in Ireland by next Spring.

Paul Moynagh was speaking following the announcement by Pfizer that it's new drug Paxlovid cuts the risk of hospitalisation or death by 89percent in vulnerable adults.

Pfizer will now ask the US Food and Drug Administration to authorise the pill as soon as possible, with a formal application from the company due shortly.

Professor Moynagh - Director of the Human Health Research at NUI Maynooth - says while other anti-virals have been tried and failed...this one is different..

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