Merck says its COVID-19 drug should be effective against any variant
November 30, 2021; 10:17 AM EST
(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc’s (MRK.N) experimental COVID-19 drug molnupiravir should have similar activity against any new coronavirus variant, a company executive said on Tuesday.
The drug, developed along with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, shows antiviral properties against coronavirus variants such as the Delta variant, Daria Hazuda, vice president of Merck’s infectious diseases and vaccines division, said.
Hazuda’s comments were part of a general presentation and not specific to the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.