Doctor talks potential impact of Merck’s COVID-19 pill

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Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids. (File)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Following the news of drugmaker Merck requesting federal authorization for use of a COVID-19 treatment pill, a local infectious disease doctor discussed what that pill could to do help mitigate the effects of the virus.

Dr. Andrew Jameson, division chief of infectious diseases and regional medical director of infection control at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s joined the WOOD TV8 Live Desk for a discussion surrounding the pill. Also discussed will be the nursing staff shortage, COVID-19 booster shots and other topics surrounding COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

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