There’s some good news and a whole lotta grim statistics. Let’s unpack the good stuff.
Pfizer’s COVID pill has been approved by the FDA. Called Paxlovid, it is the first antiviral COVID-19 pill for people to take at home and should prevent severe symptoms and the need for hospitalization.
Just like the antiviral flu pills, it is meant to be taken as soon as possible…at least within five days of ‘symptoms onset.’ Yes, it needs to be prescribed by a doctor.
South Africa has noted a substantial drop in new Omicron cases in recent days which leads medical experts to believe the surge has passed its peak. Since the variant was first detected in Africa, it may mean the rest of the world will follow the same pattern.
Boosters have been shown to be incredibly effective against the new Omicron variant, which, as predicted, is now the dominant coronavirus variant in the US. Get boosted if you haven’t already!
President Biden just announced Wednesday he is extending the pause on student loan payments until May 1.