White House Website Helps Find COVID Antiviral Pills, but Who Can Get Them?

A new federal website helps people locate COVID-19 pills.

That doesn't mean you can get them if you test positive, however.

Earlier this month, the White House unveiled COVID.gov, a comprehensive website that serves as a centralized resource for information and services relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

Other features of the new site include searchable data on COVID community levels and the option to request free testing.

It also has a test-to-treat finder tool, which can be used to locate pharmacies and clinics that carry Pfizer and Merck’s COVID -19 antiviral pills.

Although President Joe Biden’s Test-to-Treat effort intends to speed the provision of COVID-19 antiviral pills to patients who require them, the procedure is not as straightforward as it appears at first glance.

A prescription is required for antiviral medications, yet many of the pharmacies and supermarkets that offer the medications do not have on-site prescribing doctors.

Also excluded from using the tablets are persons over the age of 65, as well as anyone who has underlying medical issues that make COVID-19 a more risky drug.

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