Amazon’s new healthcare service to offer COVID-19 treatment plans

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Amazon Clinic, the online healthcare service launched by the tech giant in November, is now offering COVID-19 treatment plans to individuals with a positive test whose symptoms started within the prior five days.

The treatment plan may include the drug Paxlovid, a drug that has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of hospitalization in high-risk individuals. Paxlovid is recommended for high-risk individuals by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. public health specialists say it has been underused.

The new offerings add to existing treatment options on Amazon Clinic for conditions including pink eye and motion sickness. The cost for the COVID-19 service is $35 in Washington state.

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