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

COVID claims 1 million US lives

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – The United States has now recorded more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone about two years after the first cases upended everyday life and quickly transformed it . The 1 million mark is a strong reminder of the staggering grief and … 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

China calls WHO chief ‘irresponsible’ for saying zero-COVID strategy ‘not sustainable’

A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WHO’s Tedros says China’s COVID policy “not sustainable” China calls Tedros remarks “irresponsible” … Read more

Wall Street set to open higher, oil prices extend losses

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – European stock indexes rose on Tuesday as risk appetite showed some signs of picking up again after Monday’s sharp falls, but fears over economic growth still weighed on markets, pushing oil prices lower. Asian equities slipped to their lowest in nearly two years overnight, before trimming losses. read more A … Read more

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its immense gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope … 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

Analysis: test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass COVID checks

COPENHAGEN/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – For many people worldwide, having cotton swabs thrust up their nose or down their throat to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance. But two years into the pandemic, health officials in some countries are questioning the merits of repeated, mass testing when it comes to containing … 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