Molnupiravir: A pill for COVID-19?

A new antiviral drug is promising to reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths.

A pile of brown pills. They have the number 82 written on them
Molnupiravir is one of a number of treatments that can make Covid-19 less severe, along with sotrovimab and remdesivir, which are already in use. Photograph: Merck & Co Inc/Reuters