By LYNN BRANSON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations have urged Americans to consider taking Covid Prevention and Treatment (Cpt) drugs to lower their risk of getting the coronavirus.
Cpt drugs have been the focus of public health campaigns, including a $1 billion fund to promote the drug to seniors in New York and a $25 billion plan to promote them to middle-aged and older adults in other states.
In February, the CDC announced it was increasing the amount of Cpt drug coverage for people 65 and older to $1,200 for the first time, and a similar increase for people over 65 in California and New York.
While some Cpt drugs are being used by elderly people, other drugs are in widespread use, including the drug naproxen and aspirin, which can help prevent the virus from spreading to the lungs and liver.
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The CDC has increased the coverage of Cct drugs to $25 a month, and states will be required to increase their rates by 10% a year.
The agency said it is doing so because of the rising use of CCTs in the United States and other parts of the world.
The increase will take effect in 2019.
How to protect yourself from Covid?
The CDC says you should consider taking Cpt if you are 65 or older and are concerned about your health or you are taking Ccts to reduce your risk of the virus.
“Covid prevention can help reduce your chance of contracting the coronivirus by reducing the risk of exposure to the virus,” said Dr. Christopher Koonin, assistant director for the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
You should also consider taking COVID-19 drugs, such as naproxene, aspirin, and ibuprofen.
And if you have a family history of COVID, you should take a full course of antiviral medicine, including at least one of the antivirals and a combination of the drugs.
The CDC recommends that people avoid eating or drinking at the same time, using contact lenses, using hand sanitizer, and getting tanning products.
People can also get the COVID drug combination of naproxel, ibuprosad, naproxetine, or naproxane.
CDC recommends people stay home from work, at least three days a week, until they have tested positive for COVID.
The agency said you should check your local health department for a list of recommended tests.
For more information on the coronvirus, visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus