Pfizer Covid Pill – All You Need To Know

Pfizer Covid Pill – All You Need To Know
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There are all kinds of reports about the covid pill that has been developed by Pfizer. NPR.org reveals all the essential details that you should know about the subject.

Check them out below.

Pfizer develops covid pill 

Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer’s chief scientific officer, says that during the SARS outbreak in 2003, company scientists had begun to search for ways to combat that coronavirus.

In particular, they looked for proteins crucial for the virus to replicate once it infected someone. Pfizer focused on protein virus needs for replication, according to the publication. 
One viral protein they focused on is called a protease.

“We have learned that protease is a key regulator for the virus to unleash its machinery and hijack the human cells,” Dolsten said. 

It’s been revealed that Pfizer scientists thought if they could find a compound that would disrupt the protease, it would essentially stop the virus dead in its tracks.

That search petered out when the 2003 SARS outbreak passed.

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

The same article notes that this was just the start and the observations found back then are helping the treatments today. Check out more details in the original notes. 

Antibody-drug is effective against covid 

The Omicron covid variant has been making headlines a lot lately. Check out the latest reports that have been revealed by The Wall Street Journal.

It’s been revealed that early laboratory studies suggest that a Covid-19 antibody treatment developed by GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Vir Biotechnology Inc. is effective against the Omicron variant.

This sets it apart from similar therapies that appear to work less well against the highly mutated strain.

There are some measures that are taken in various countries regarding covid vaccines that are making some people outraged. The latest reports coming from Greece are such an example.

Check out the latest news about the issue.

BBC just reported that Greece would be making covid vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over.


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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