Pills to treat Covid

Pills to treat Covid

New antiviral pills to treat Covid are coming thick and fast.

Pfizer has just announced their new antiviral Paxlovid in the same week UK’s MHRA was the first country in the world to approve Molnupiravir – Merck’s pill launched last month.

So how do the two antivirals compare?

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And a report from the longest operating milk bank in North America.

Since 1974, the Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose, California has been collecting breast milk to help nurture vulnerable babies (especially premature ones) at a critical time in their lives.

Today it supplies about 500 gallons of breast milk a month reaching over 80% of California’s newborn intensive care units (or NICU’s) and serves eleven hospitals in other U.S. states, as far afield as New York.

Who donates all this milk and how is the milk treated to ensure it’s safe and nourishing for babies?

BBC Health Check is presented by: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright

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Previously on Health Check

A detailed look at Covid in Europe and the rapid rise of infections with data from the last 7 days. James Gallagher, the BBC health and science correspondent, examines Covid case rates across Europe.

Covid protection before the pandemic, new research on how some people had Covid protection before the pandemic correct they had a level of Covid immunity before the pandemic started.

SARS CoV-2 infection – the hunt is on, as an international team of scientists has launched a global hunt for rare people who may be genetically resistant to SARS CoV-2 infection.

And in October A New Covid vaccine, at last, was more great news, A New Covid vaccine from Valneva produces a stronger immune response when compared to AstraZeneca.

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