Scientists in Japan have developed a pill that can kill the flu virus within one day, making the need for vaccines obsolete.
According to late-stage trials on Japanese flu patients, everybody who took the pill had their flu virus wiped within 24 hours.
Despite the ongoing success of the trials, the FDA say the pill won’t be available in America any time soon.
Daily Mail reports: It also only requires a single does, while Tamiflu requires two doses a day, for five days. Both drugs take roughly the same amount of time to completely contain flu symptoms, but researches said the experimental compound provides instant relief to patients.
Shinogi, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, said the drugs fast response to killing off the virus is important because it reduces the risk of contagious it is.
The World Health Organization told the outlet that the Shionogi & Co. compound could change the way doctors and nurses treat people sick with the flu. ‘The data that we’ve seen looks very promising,’ he said.