Anti-Viral Program for Pandemics
The Antiviral Program for Pandemics was announced by the Biden Administration to hasten the development and discovery of antiviral treatments against the COVID-19 and future pandemics. Antiviral treatments are critical for ensuring security against emerging variants of concern that evade the vaccines.
The US government will spend 3.2 billion USD to implement this plan. The funding for this plan will be sourced from the American Rescue Plan, a 1.9 trillion package passed by the US Congress in March. This plan will help accelerate the clinical testing of oral antiviral pills that are currently under development.