An experimental pill developed by Pfizer was found to reduce hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 by almost 90% when given within three days of symptom onset. Detailing the most important considerations from this news, Advisory Board’s Pamela Divack explains why this pill marks a major turning point in the fight against Covid-19.
CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch on Wednesday announced that the pharmacy chain is looking to hire primary care doctors to develop physician-staffed primary care clinics, a move that Lynch said will be a priority for the company in the coming year, Sharon Terlep and Matt Grossman report for the Wall Street Journal.
On Sunday, clocks will "fall back" in most of the country to mark the end of daylight saving time. But research shows that clock-switching is unpopular and may contribute to sleep disruptions, heart attacks, and even car crashes—leading some public health experts to argue for abolishing daylight saving time.
Although pregnant people and their babies are at especially high risk of severe Covid-19 outcomes, many pregnant people remain hesitant to get vaccinated—a concern that may stem in part from shifting expert guidance over the course of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization authorized an eighth Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, a CDC report suggests immunity driven by vaccination is more consistent than natural immunity, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.