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1) Experts Discuss Drop In COVID-19 Cases
The Topline: A new medication from Merck — along with a growing body of data relating to natural immunity — has experts questioning the Biden administration’s position on universal vaccination.
Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins Hospital joined Morning Wire to discuss the latest drug breakthrough, and what he considers to be a more data-driven strategy for achieving herd immunity.
Shift In Strategy
Dr. Makary said the new drug from Merck is “the biggest game changer in the history of COVID since the vaccines,” noting the drug is a pill taken over a five-day course. It