Biden invests $3B into antiviral development for Covid-19
The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a new plan to invest more than $3 billion into speeding new antivirals to treat Covid-19.
The plan will allow NIH to evaluate, prioritize and advance antiviral candidates to Phase II clinical trials, using contractors and the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences laboratories to de-risk early stage development.
“New antivirals that prevent serious COVID-19 illness and death, especially oral drugs that could be taken at home early in the course of disease, would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives,” said NIAID director Anthony Fauci.
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