Pfizer’s Antiviral Pill Will Be Sold to Dozens of Poor Nations at a Discount


Published: November 21, 2021

Pfizer will allow its oral antiviral medication for Covid-19 to be sold at lower prices in 95 developing countries around the world. Last month, Merck instituted a similar compromise with 105 poorer nations. The two deals mean that more than half of the world’s population will be able to access the life-saving drugs for a discounted rate. However, there are concerns that both China and Russia, with a combined population of 1.5 billion people, are not included in either agreement. Brazil, which had an incredibly high death toll, was also left out.

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