Merck asks FDA for emergency authorization of antiviral COVID pill

Merck has asked the FDA for emergency authorization for what would be the first pill to treat COVID-19. CBS News’ Skyler Henry reports on the latest. Then Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, director of global health at Northwell Health, joined CBSN’s Tanya Rivero to discuss that plus the timeline on vaccines for kids.

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