There are currently no drugs other than vaccines that can stop people developing Covid-19 – but if detected it could mean the end of the lock forever, one expert said.
Pfizer, the company that made one of the most commonly used stitches Europe i North America, is already testing its experimental pill on humans.
An antiviral drug, called PF-07321332, could be given to stop a serious illness in people who have begun to show signs of coronavirus infection.
Although most people will be vaccinated against Covid, the stings are not one hundred percent effective, and some people cannot get them or do not get as many benefits, which means that the coronavirus will continue to spread and continue to be dangerous to unprotected people.
The pills could help prevent serious illness in people where stings also don’t work well, or they could be a second line of defense in case a new immune-resistant new variant emerges.
Currently, about 60 people are involved in the first phase of Pfizer’s PF-07321332 trial, which is expected to be completed on May 25.
After this, if the pill proves to be safe, more tests will be done with more people to prove that it definitely stops Covid, as lab tests have suggested it will.