What’s the importance of antivirals and how can they help us in managing the pandemic? There is an increasing realization that we will not be able to fully vaccinate the global population as fast as we would like to or should.
This is partly because of the difficulty in manufacturing vaccines, though we already have billions of doses administered and more coming.
The problem is that many of those doses have ended up in the arms of people who live in mid-to-high income countries. Some developing nations have extremely low vaccination rates or are using vaccines that are not as effective as the mRNA shots from Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE or Moderna Inc.