Thailand joins Asian nations in rush to buy Merck’s Covid-19 pill

  By Reuters Staff, published by Channel NewsAsia THE Thai government is in talks with US drugmaker Merck & Co to buy 200,000 courses of its experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 treatment, the latest Asian nation to scramble for supplies of the drug after lagging behind Western countries for vaccines. Somsak Akksilp, director-general of the

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