“In practice, before receiving the pills, patients may need to jump through a series of hoops that often prevent Americans from accessing care: Recognizing their symptoms, taking a test, getting a prescription from a clinician, and filling the prescription at a pharmacy.” Stat News: Covid antivirals could be pandemic game-changers. But Americans might struggle to access them. You need to get started within three days of showing symptoms. (Three days is the average hold-time at most doctor’s offices.)

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