Australia to buy 300,000 courses of Merck's Covid-19 pill amid surge in cases


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Australia is going to buy as many as courses of Merck & Co's experimental antiviral pill amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. "These treatments mean that we are going to be able to live with the virus," Prime Minister Morrison said during a media interaction. The pill, Molnupiravir, would be the first oral antiviral medication for COVID-19, subject to regulatory approval.