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COVID-19 round-up: Analysis Updated: 2022-01-12 17:15:23 KST

South Korea plans to start using oral COVID-19 treatment pills from this Friday.
What are these pills and how effective will they be?
For more, we have Professor Yoo Byung-wook from Soonchunhyang University Hospital.
Professor Yoo, thanks for joining us.



Oral COVID-19 treatment pills will be used from this week.
Would you tell us how the pills work?

What are benefits and risks of the antiviral pills?

The pandemic situation overseas looks very bad.
The U.S., France and Italy are all hitting record high numbers of cases.
How are other countries dealing with virus?

The WHO warns that half of the people in Europe will be infected with the Omicron variant within two months.
How do you assess the situation in Europe?

Pfizer and Moderna are working on vaccines that target Omicron.
Do you think they will help tackle the current variant situation?

Professor Yoo Byung-wook from Soonchunhyang University Hospital. Many thanks for your insights.
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