Finding COVID treatment if you get sick

Finding COVID treatment if you get sick

Antiviral treatments like Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill have been shown to reduce hospitalization and death from COVID by as much as 90%. But so far, these treatments have been hard to find. Yesterday the White House announced a series of steps it was taking to fix that problem. Plus, why more people of color are buying guns in the U.S. And, Harvard examines its ties to slavery. Guests: Axios’ Adriel Bettelheim and Shawna Chen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com . You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Transcript: Good morning! Welcome to Axios Today! It’s Wednesday, April 27th. I’m Niala Boodhoo. Here’s what you need to know today: why more people of color are buying guns in the U.S. Plus, Harvard examines its ties to slavery. But first, today’s One Big Thing: finding COVID treatment if you get sick. NIALA: Vice President Kamala Harris announced yesterday that she’s tested positive for COVID. She got her second booster earlier this month and so far Harris’s symptoms are mild. The news from her office came a few hours after the White House announced a series of steps it’s taking to address a key problem in our COVID recovery plan, making antiviral treatments easier to find. Here with the details is Axios’ […]

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