Price of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Pill Paxlovid Soars in China

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
December 30, 2022China in Focus

With much of China battling a severe COVID-19 outbreak, a kind of medication has risen to coveted status—Paxlovid, an antiviral made by Pfizer.

Beijing is now restricting imports of COVID-19 medicines despite the infection surge.

As the unprecedented virus wave strips resources and citizens struggle to access medication, China’s elites and officials are stockpiling supplies of Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill.

Only to give it away to curry favor with business associates.

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