Up­dat­ed: US sees spike in Paxlovid us­age as Mer­ck­'s mol­nupi­ravir and As­traZeneca's Evusheld are slow­er off the shelf

New da­ta from HHS show that more than 162,000 cours­es of Pfiz­er’s Covid-19 an­tivi­ral Paxlovid were ad­min­is­tered across the US over the past week, con­tin­u­ing a streak of in­creased us­age of the pill, and sig­nal­ing not on­ly ris­ing case num­bers but more aware­ness of how to ac­cess it.

In com­par­i­son to this week, about 670,000 cours­es of the Pfiz­er pill have been ad­min­is­tered across the first five months since Paxlovid has been on the US mar­ket, av­er­ag­ing about 33,000 cours­es ad­min­is­tered per week in that time.

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