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US doctors reconsider Pfizer’s Paxlovid for low-risk COVID patients

May 28 (Reuters) – Use of Pfizer Inc. (PFE.N) COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid peaked this week, but some doctors are reconsidering the pills for low-risk patients after a US public health agency warned symptoms may return after people finish treatment with the drug, and that they should then self-isolate a second time. More quarantine time “is …

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Britain offers smallpox vaccine as monkeypox cases spread across Europe

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – A handful of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some healthcare workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful of additional cases have been confirmed in parts of Europe. Monkeypox is a usually mild viral illness characterized by symptoms of …

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