Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

Test tube with Coronavirus label is seen in this illustration taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 26 (Reuters) – The world’s first medical trial allowed to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better … Read more

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Democrats plan speedy confirmation of Breyer successor Breyer, 83, has served since 1994, authoring key rulings WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promised to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s … Read more

One body found, 38 still missing from capsized migrant boat off Florida

MIAMI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Rescue teams have recovered one body, but hopes have dimmed for 38 others lost at sea over the weekend to a capsized boat off the coast of Florida during a an incident treated as an ill-fated attempt at human smuggling, the US Coast Guard said. said Wednesday. The search and … Read more

UBS steps up U.S. push with $1.4 bln Wealthfront purchase

The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at the company’s office on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich in this July 1, 2009 file photo. Photo: Arend Wegmann/Reuters Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The entire cash transaction is scheduled to close this year pending approvals Purchasing expands UBS’s reach into the US … Read more

Global share sell off pauses in Asia as investors await Fed policy update

Men wearing protective face masks walk under an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average inside a conference hall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets: Nikkei down 0.1%; Gains in China stocks ease Fed wrapping … Read more

Britain says 6,000 more people needed for trial of Merck COVID pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

New York judge strikes down state mask mandate

Jan 24 (Reuters) – A New York judge overturned the state’s mask mandate on Monday, a week before it expired, ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by imposing a rule that needed to be passed by the state legislature. ‘State. Judge Thomas Rademaker of the New York State Supreme Court on Long Island found … Read more

Three U.S. states, D.C. sue Google over location-tracking

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade users’ privacy. “Google falsely led consumers to believe that changing their account and device settings would allow customers to protect their privacy and control what … Read more

Peloton stock jumps as Blackwells pushes for CEO ouster, sale

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Shares of Peloton Interactive Inc. (PTON.O) jumped on Monday after investment firm Blackwells Capital urged the equipment maker’s board of directors to sack its chief executive and put the company up for sale. The company’s shares rose nearly 10% to close at $29.71 after falling 3.4% in pre-market trading on a … Read more

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 24 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings … Read more