It has now been a little more than two years since the Covid-19 took over the world, and people all over the world are doing their best to cope with it in the best way that they can. Last year, we finalized the vaccines for Covid-19, and people started to get the dosages. However, at the start of 2022, we see a surge in favorable cases. For this reason, most countries worldwide are now turning towards the Merck Covid-19 pill.
But that begs a very important question – what is the Merck Covid-19 pill?
Molnupiravir is an antiviral pill from Merck which claims to significantly reduce the effectiveness of the Covid-19. Already people are anxiously waiting for it. However, because it is still very expensive – a United Nation backed organization has announced to produce similar pills, using the same medical formula for more than 105 countries.
The basic reason for this is to make medicine available for everyone. “An oral antiviral that can impact hospitalization risk to such a degree would be game-changing,” said Amesh Adalja, a researcher at the John Hopkins hospital.
AI and application of digital technology in Covid-19
The application of technology in the treatment of Covid-19 not only helps in creating breakthrough research but also is more applicable and can achieve higher rates of success than is possible in manual application.
This Viewpoint provides a framework for the application of digital technologies in pandemic management and response, highlighting ways in which successful countries have adopted and integrated digital technologies for pandemic planning, surveillance, testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and health care.
Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have helped facilitate Covid-19 preparedness and the tracking of people, and so the spread of infection, in several countries. Tools such as migration maps, which use mobile phones, mobile payment applications, and social media to collect real-time data on the location of people, allowed Chinese authorities to track the movement of people who had visited the Wuhan market, the pandemic’s epicenter.
With these data, machine learning models were developed to forecast the regional transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 and guide border checks and surveillance.
The application of this technology will only help in containing the issue of this pandemic. Furthermore, it will also cause a lot of ease for the people, and make their lives a lot better in the era of Covid-19.