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

Cryptoverse: Buoyant bitcoin helps market cruise past $2 trillion

Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 29 (Reuters) – As a bleak first quarter draws to a close, crypto seems to have the wind in its sails. It has pushed through the $2 … Read more

Authentication firm Okta’s shares slide after hack warning

People’s miniatures are seen in front of Okta logo in this illustration taken March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Shares in Okta Inc fell 9% on Wednesday after the US digital authentication firm said hundreds of its customers may have been affected … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin’s scared of commitment, Mr Biden

March 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin loves flirting with the mainstream. But now, as the US president says he wants to get serious, he may be getting cold crypto feet. When Joe Biden ordered officials to prepare reports on the role of cryptocurrencies in future finance last Wednesday, bitcoin leapt as much as 9% and ether … Read more

Investors turn to crypto funds, companies as Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates

NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – Global investors are scooping up stakes in cryptocurrency funds and companies, as they seek exposure to a sector many believe could withstand the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Research firm Fundstrat, in its latest note to clients, said venture capital (VC) buyers invested around $4 billion in the crypto … Read more