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Vulnerable Australians with Covid could miss out on lifesaving treatment due to testing delays

Sotrovimab must be given within five days of symptoms appearing, but doctors warn at-risk patients may not be identified in time

Vulnerable Covid patients are set to miss out on the lifesaving treatment sotrovimab, doctors say, because it must be taken within five days of getting sick.

Waiting times for PCR tests and results, a lack of rapid antigen tests, and the need for a GP referral could mean treatment comes too late, according to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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