Saturday, May 25, 2024
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COVID pills arrival timely

I would like to applaud the authorities for adding COVID-19 pills to their arsenal of treatments for infected individuals with severe symptoms. The number of new daily cases has been decreasing steadily in the past few days, which is comforting to learn, especially for a community that has endured the rollercoaster ride of a pandemic for two years.

While we have peaked in the third wave, there are still a number of patients in Categories 4 and 5 that need all the medical help they can get. As such, these pills’ arrival couldn’t be timed better.

It is true that more countries have eased their measures. But we are but a small nation with a small population. So it is understandable that the authorities are prudent in their strategies to ensure that there isn’t a fourth wave on the horizon.

Let’s hope the public continues to work together by observing the health protocols. It may seem like we are out of the woods, but for as long as there are people suffering severe symptoms from COVID-19, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Oral anti-viral drug Molnupiravir by Merck. PHOTO: AP