Australia to buy Merck's COVID-19 pill, Victoria cases hit record www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-buy-merck-covid-19-pill
What we know — and don’t know — about Merck’s new Covid-19 pill www.statnews.com/2021/10/04/what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-mercks-new-covid-19-pill/ via @matthewherper
Reports of a safe and effective anti-viral #COVID19 pill are encouraging, but it is no reason to let our guard down now. The most effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID is to #GetVaccinated today. www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/health/merck-covid-pill-vaccine-fauci.html
Dr. Fauci lauds new Merck antiviral pill that reportedly cuts Covid mortality risk by half, but adds, "you know the way to decrease the risk by 100 percent? Don't get infected in the first place." pic.twitter.com/J1lTZKuv6x
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Before long, Australians will be able to test themselves for COVID-19 at home.
Rapid antigen tests deliver results within 20 minutes, and they're going to feature more prominently as we move into a post-lockdown world.
Today on The Signal, how does the new, faster generation of tests work, how will they change our lives, and can we rely on them?
Deborah Williamson, Professor of Microbiology, Doherty Institute
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