Large-Scale Study Confirms Which Type of Immunity Best Protects Against COVID

People with the “hybrid immunity” of having been both fully vaccinated and previously infected with COVID-19 have the strongest protection against the virus, two new studies said on Friday. After two years of a pandemic that has seen nearly 500 million people infected and billions vaccinated, the studies highlighted the importance of getting jabbed for … Read more

Facebook Makes a Big Controversial Change

Facebook has made a lot of changes since the Covid-19 pandemic. The most important of these is undoubtedly the change in the name of the company. Since October, Facebook is now called Meta Platforms (FB) – Get Meta Platforms Inc. Class A Report. The decision is aimed at two things: trying to put behind the … Read more

Tesla plans to resume production at its Shanghai plant from April 4 – sources

A truck transports new Tesla cars at its factory in Shanghai, China May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, April 3 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is aiming to resume production at its Shanghai factory from Monday, two sources familiar with the matter said, as it expects … Read more

WHO suspends UN supply of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19

April 2 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has suspended supply through United Nations agencies of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced by India’s Bharat Biotech, to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection. The WHO asked countries that have received the vaccine to take appropriate actions, … Read more

Deliberate infection trial finds COVID symptoms don’t indicate viral shedding

A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on display in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 1 (Reuters) – The world’s first “human challenge” trial in which volunteers were deliberately exposed to the coronavirus has … Read more

US authorizes second COVID booster for Americans 50 and older

March 29 (Reuters) – US health officials on Tuesday authorized a second COVID-19 booster dose of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines for people age 50 and older, citing data showing waning immunity and the risks posed by Omicron variants of the virus. The US Food and Drug Administration agency said the new boosters … Read more

COVID Updates: FDA authorizes another Pfizer, Moderna coronavirus booster for 50 and up

WASHINGTON — Americans 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster if it’s been at least four months since their last vaccination, a chance at extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for … Read more

Tesla suspends Shanghai factory output for four days on COVID curbs -sources

A truck transports new Tesla cars at its factory in Shanghai, China May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, March 28 (Reuters) – US automaker Tesla (TSLA.O) is suspending production at its Shanghai factory for four days after the financial hub said on Sunday it would … Read more

Oil hit by Shanghai shutdown; yen sinks as BOJ challenges the yield tide

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register >Asian stock markets: Oil prices shed over $3 as China lockdowns spread … Read more

FDA Limits Antibody COVID Treatment in 8 States

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday reversed its emergency use authorization for Sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody used to treat COVID-19, in eight states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, because it is not effective against the new BA.2 variant . “Today, considering the most recent data available, FDA is announcing that Sotrovimab is … Read more