COVID-19 treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

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COVID-19 treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

Priscilla Medina stands with her husband, Jason Sanchez, and her son in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens in New York on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. If Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year earlier, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old nurse arrived at a Long Island hospital in March 2021, so short of breath she could barely talk, doctors knew just what to do. They quickly arranged for her to get a novel drug that supplies virus-blocking antibodies, and “by the next day I was able to get up and move around,” she said. After two days, “I really started turning the corner. I was showering, eating, playing with my son.”
Priscilla Medina poses for a portrait in her home in Queens in New York on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Priscilla Medina spends time with her son in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens in New York on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

COVID-19 treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

Priscilla Medina stands with her husband, Jason Sanchez, and her son in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens in New York on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. If Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year earlier, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old nurse arrived at a Long Island hospital in March 2021, so short of breath she could barely talk, doctors knew just what to do. They quickly arranged for her to get a novel drug that supplies virus-blocking antibodies, and “by the next day I was able to get up and move around,” she said. After two days, “I really started turning the corner. I was showering, eating, playing with my son.”
Priscilla Medina poses for a portrait in her home in Queens in New York on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Priscilla Medina spends time with her son in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens in New York on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
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