The British government hopes that over the next few months, drugs will be developed that can be used at home to treat Covid-19 patients.
To this, the British government has set up a task force aimed at developing at least two antiviral drugs in pill or capsule form by the autumn of 2021.
These drugs can be taken at home by people infected with Covid-19 or exposed to the virus. Medical Scientists believe that this will protect those who may not have been vaccinated against Covid.
According to a statement issued by the government, the anti-viral task force will examine the best treatment through clinical trials. If the plan is successful, the recovery of victims of Covid-19 will be accelerated and very few people will face this serious severity.
This anti-viral task force will act like the UK’s Vaccine Task Force, which has previously succeeded in introducing vaccines across the UK.
More than 40 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the UK so far, and 10 million people have been given both doses.
However, there are growing concerns that new strains of coronavirus could weaken the immune system and make people sick.
According to the statement, antiviral drugs could be the most important tool to save the country from the economic losses caused by the lockdown once again.
The task force will identify drugs that may be effective against the disease. These drugs will help reduce the risk of a new wave of coronavirus in the winter.
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser said, earlier that the rapid development of vaccines and the identification of drugs such as Dexamethasone for dying were important in dealing with the epidemic.
He said antiviral drugs in pill or capsule form would also be an important tool in responding to the epidemic, providing protection to those who have not been vaccinated.
He said it would create a new defensive wave against the threat posed by new strains of the virus. He added that the task force would make available the best antivirals as soon as possible.