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UK decision not to buy Covid drug Evusheld disappoints charities

Drug can help prevent infection in people who are immunocompromised but government says data is lacking

The UK will not buy the drug Evusheld, which can help prevent Covid infections in people with weakened immune systems, the government has said.

The decision, revealed on Friday in an official statement to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, has been met with criticism from a host of charities who say it means many people who are immunocompromised will be left with no option but to avoid contact with loved ones for fear of catching Covid.

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