Statement attributed to:
Gerald E. Harmon, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

“The American Medical Association is reassured by Biden Administration officials' comments that patients who have access to a regular source of care should contact their physician shortly after testing positive for COVID-19 to assess their treatment options. As the supply of antiviral medications for COVID-19 increases rapidly in the coming weeks and months, the AMA will continue to work to ensure that all patients, particularly historically marginalized groups, have safe and timely access to appropriate treatments.”

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