US to spend $3.2B on treatments for COVID-19, other viruses

  • In this May 11 photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to speed development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics.