Biden says U.S. has secured doses of new Pfizer COVID pill

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks connected the authorization of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, during a code successful the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium astatine the White House successful Washington, U.S., November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said connected Friday that the United States has secured millions of doses of Pfizer Inc's (PFE.N) experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 successful lawsuit it turns retired to beryllium an effectual treatment.

"If authorized by the FDA we whitethorn soon person pills that dainty the microorganism successful those who go infected," Biden said. "We've already secured millions of doses. The therapy would beryllium different instrumentality successful our toolbox to support radical from the worst outcomes of COVID."

Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Trevor Hunnicutt

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