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Pfizer reportedly pledges shipment of new antiviral COVID pill to Israel

Pfizer pledges a shipment of COVID-fighting medicine to Israel, Channel 12 reports.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz reach an agreement with the drug company for tens of thousands of doses for the newly developed antiviral pill.

The medicine is meant to treat high-risk individuals who are infected with the disease and ward off severe symptoms.

A report earlier this week said Israel had requested details on the drug, which the US drugmaker has touted as highly efficient in preventing hospitalization and death, as 90 other nations were already in active talks with the pharma firm.

The report came hours after Bennett said Israel was looking into purchasing the new pill.

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