Category: Science & Research

Antiviral drug Molnupiravir discovered at Emory under review for emergency use authorization

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics submitted Molnupiravir, an antiviral pill discovered by Emory University scientists, to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on Oct. 11.  If approved, Molnupiravir will become the first orally administrable antiviral drug for COVID-19 treatment. Other antivirals being used for COVID-19 treatment, such as Remdesivir, have to [...]

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Associate Vice President Amir St. Clair explains University’s new approach to mitigating spread of COVID-19

With over 95% of Emory students and nearly 92% of faculty and staff vaccinated as of Tuesday, Emory University has taken a new approach to managing COVID-19 in the fall semester. Before vaccines were widely available in the U.S., the University used statistics such as case numbers and level of transmission to determine safety policies. [...]

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