Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

Google’s second try at computer glasses translates conversations in real time

May 11 (Reuters) – The science fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. A decade after the debut of Google Glass, a nubby, sci-fi-looking pair of specs that filmed what wearers saw but raised concerns about privacy and received low marks for design, the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) is feuding with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N)a key supplier for its Starliner spacecraft, as the US aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and mend its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled for a May … Read more

Tesla stutters under tighter Shanghai lockdown; Beijing keeps hunting COVID

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 10 (Reuters) – Tesla operates its Shanghai plans well below capacity on Tuesday, showing the problems factories face trying to ramp up output under a tightening COVID-19 lockdown, while China’s capital kept up its fight with a small but Stubborn outbreak. Many of the hundreds of companies reopening factories in Shanghai in recent … Read more

COVID vaccine makers shift focus to boosters

May 9 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the last 18 months. Executives at the biggest COVID vaccine makers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said they believe most people … Read more

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in race for rare minerals

S.Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mineral projects launched globally Green, digital boom fuel demand for rare minerals China is preeminent in critical minerals supply GRAPHIC-S.Korea’s reliance on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that’s seen … Read more

Chaos at Apple supplier shows strains of Shanghai COVID lockdown

FILE PHOTO: Residents line up for nucleic acid tests during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, April 30, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SHANGHAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City would seem like an ideal site to implement China’s “closed-loop” … Read more

Pent-up demand prompts European travel recovery as COVID curbs ease

Passengers queue for airport check-in ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, at Heathrow Airport, in London, Britain April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON/DUBLIN May 6 (Reuters) – European airlines and hotel chains are seeing bookings recover to levels barely seen since the start of the … Read more

Global scramble for metals thrusts Africa into mining spotlight

A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 meters below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region. REUTERS/Rogan Ward Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register JOHANNESBURG, May 8 (Reuters) – The need to secure new sources of metals for the energy transition amid sanctions on … Read more

Exclusive: Xiaomi accuses Indian agency of ‘physical violence’ threats during probe

Xiaomi India facing India sample over royalty payments Xiaomi won court relief, but accuses agency of threats document Company says executives threatened with ‘dire consequences’ document India says Xiaomi made foreign payments in ‘guise of royalty’ NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp 1810.HK has alleged its top executives faced threats … Read more