Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Monday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing very mild symptoms.
Bourla, 60, said he had started a course of the company's oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid, and was isolating and following all public health precautions.
"I am confident that I will have a speedy recovery," Bourla said in a statement.
"I am confident that I will have a speedy recovery."Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
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Paxlovid is an antiviral medication that is used to treat high-risk people, such as older patients.
Paxlovid is not approved, but is authorized for emergency use by the FDA to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in high-risk patients 12+, weighing at least 40 kg, with positive results of SARS-CoV-2 viral testing. See safety info: https://t.co/XqokFVKBC7.— Albert Bourla (@AlbertBourla) August 15, 2022
Bourla has received four doses of the COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.