This could be a complete game changer! Pfizer may have a new cure: a single-pill treatment for those could be available this year.
The medication that's now being called "PF-07321332 is currently in a Phase One clinical trial. The pill, taken orally, is a protease inhibitor that prevents the virus from attaching to the long protein chains needed to reproduce.
If the antiviral drug proves successful it could possibly be available later this year.
The pill would be prescribed “at the first sign of infection” to avoid further hospitalization.