PCR Testing County Clinic Sunnyvale

Workers pulled from across local agencies team up as a squad moving from city to city offering PCR tests. As positivity rates climb and hospitalizations may follow, novel treatments become even more crucial. A new oral medication is expected to arrive this month.

The take-at-home prescription pill from Pfizer expected to expand the arsenal of COVID-19 treatments later this month has a local backstory.

The first patient enrolled in the Phase 1B trial of the intravenous precursor to the drug, more than a year ago, arrived at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View with an active case of COVID and agreed to participate. From there, the trial grew through months and phases at El Camino and other sites around the U.S., and Pfizer successfully tested oral as well as intravenous variations of the antiviral.



Eliza Ridgeway edits the Food & Wine, Camps, Bridal, Celebrations and Beyond the Classroom sections at the Town Crier, as well as reporting for all sections of the paper.

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