China Approves Two More Home-Grown COVID-19 Antivirals
Top-line results for two newly approved COVID-19 antivirals in China showed roughly 1.5- to two-day cuts in median time to symptom resolution or recovery in mild-to-moderate Omicron patients versus placebo.
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