A new “weapon” to combat the coronavirus is being developed by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The company started a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a drug against covid-19.
According Pfizer, the trials will not last more than six months, so the pill may be available before the end of 2021. The first results have indicated that the drug PF-07321332 is a powerful inhibitor of enzymes with activity antiviral against SARS-CoV-2.
How will it be applied?
Like the mechanism used to treat HIV, this pill will be consumed. In addition, administration of the tablet in a combination with low doses of ritonavir (antiviral for immunodeficiency)
The pill would be an alternative to the vaccine. It would be consumed in the early stages of contagion to prevent patients from developing more serious symptoms.
When will the rehearsal end?
Phase 1 studies are expected to end on May 25, 28 days of screening and dosing will be added there. The essay is divided into three parts.
In the second level It will evaluate if there are no side effects, but with multiple doses. While in the final stage it will be tested in liquid and pill forms, as well as in the impact of food.
The fPfizer pharmaceutical took the opportunity to refer to the value of vaccine. According to the multinational, “rich” countries pay a higher value, but reasonable, in the case of the “less developed” they have a price that is half.
The CEO of the company, Albert Bourla, affirmed that at least 2.5 billion vaccines will have been manufactured in all of 2021. I reiterate their effectiveness against different variants.
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