Its Antibody Drug Works Against Omicron Variant, GSK Says

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Thursday that laboratory testing of the antibody-based Covid-19 treatment that it is developing in partnership with the United States based from Vir has shown that the medicine is effective against the Omicron variant of the novel coroanvirus. According to a statement made public by GSK, lab testing and a hamster research…

Delta Variant Of Covid-19 Could Be Outpaced By The Omicron Variant, Says South African Disease Expert

According to the director of South Africa’s communicable disease institution, the omicron variant of the coronavirus discovered in southern Africa might be the most probable contender to replace the highly infectious Delta vartiant. The discovery of omicron has sparked widespread concern, with governments restricting travel from southern Africa out of worry that the virus may…

Global Chip Shortage To Extend Into 2022, Warns Volvo Cars As Its Reports Drop In Q3 Profit

The global shortage of semiconductors that started earlier is slated to continue to well into the next year, warned Volvo Cars. The global auto industry is one of the sectors that has been significantly impacted by the global shortage of chips. The warning was issued by the company as it reported a drop in its…

Moderna Chief Warns Current Covid-19 Vaccines May Not Stop Omicron

According to Moderna’s chief medical officer, Omicron, a novel coronavirus strain, may evade the current generation of Covid-19 vaccinations. In the next weeks, scientists should know more about vaccinations’ capacity to give protection, according to Paul Burton. “These mutations – at least 30 of them in the spike protein alone, nine of them known to…

Lawsuit By Former Employees Complain Google Did Not Honor ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Pledge

A section of former employees of Google has filed a lawsuit against their former employer’s Alphabet Inc unit on Monday. The plaintiffs claimed that the company violated the terms of their employment agreements as it had not followed its infamous mantra “don’t be evil.” In the suit filed at California State Court in Santa Clara…

Global Chip Shortage To Continue For Come More Time, Warns Nissan Chief

This Omicron variant could increase pressure on the ever-present shortage of microchips that are used in the production of cars the head of auto giant Nissan has cautioned. Makoto Uchida stated that it was too early to determine the date when deliveries of normal and, therefore, finished vehicles will resume. “I can’t give you a…

Omicron’s Effect On Holiday Season Spending Is Unknown, Says Amazon Exececutive

A senior Amazon.com Inc executive said it is too early to determine whether the Omicron coronavirus variant could affect consumers’ spending habits this holiday season, however, he suggested that consumers will continue to shop for items now. “It’s very early in the process of understanding what’s happening with the new variant,” said Dave Clark, chief…

Threat Of ‘Colossal’ Covid-19 Outbreak In China If Country Open Up Like U: New Study  

China could be hit with more than 630,000 COVID-19-related infections per day if the country renounces its zero tolerance policies and lifted travel restrictions, as per an analysis by Peking University mathematicians. In the report that was published within China CDC Weekly from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Mathematicians declared that China…