NYC To Home-Deliver Free COVID Treatment Pills

The New York Times reports:

New York City officials said Sunday that they were launching a program for residents to get antiviral Covid pills delivered directly to their homes for free, though supplies of the drugs remained limited. Mayor Eric Adams announced that oral antiviral pills would be made available for free, same-day at-home delivery starting Sunday for eligible New Yorkers who receive a prescription.

According to a statement from the mayor’s office, treatments will be prioritized to New Yorkers who test positive for the coronavirus and are at higher risk for severe illness as supplies are still restricted. “We want to make sure that no one with Covid has to move throughout the city,” Mr. Adams said. The city will provide Paxlovid, developed by Pfizer, and molnupiravir, developed by Merck.

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