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STAT+: Merck’s Covid-19 pill may be a game-changer, but questions are already being raised about cost

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Behind the unvarnished enthusiasm over an experimental Covid-19 pill, questions are emerging about the cost of the treatment and the leverage the U.S. government may have to address excessive pricing.

At issue is molnupiravir, which is being developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. Last week, the companies released top-line data showing the pill reduced the risk that newly diagnosed patients would be hospitalized by about 50%. Moreover, no deaths were reported among those given the pill, compared with eight deaths among people who received a placebo.

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Britons Race to Obtain ‘lower Mortgage Rates’ in ‘deadline’ Similar to Stamp Duty Holiday

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PROPERTY buyers are facing another “deadline” similar to the stamp duty holiday, claims a property expert. As Britons race to obtain lower mortgage rates, house prices are also spiking.

Original Post: express.co.uk

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‘Arrest Bill Gates!’ Protesters Swarm Downing Street As They Halt Cars at Boris Dinner

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PROTESTERS blocked the road leading into Downing Street as Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a dinner party for leading international business figures to promote global Britain.

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Bill Gates Backs Brexit Britain As £10bn in Foreign Investments Secured by PM

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MICROSOFT co-founder Bill Gates has backed Brexit Britain and joined forces with the Prime Minister who has secured nearly £10billion in foreign investment for his “green revolution”.

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