Speaker 1: This is CNET. And here are the stories that matter right now Pfizer's antiviral pills have now been authorized by the us food and drug administration to treat COVID 19 patients. Pfizer asked for FDA approval for its therapeutic pill. A month ago. The company says it reduces the risk of hospitalization or death by 89%. If given to COVID 19 patients within three days of symptoms appearing and 88%, if administered within five days, the pill is available [00:00:30] by prescription only. Tesla is formally under investigation by the us government over video games, the national highway traffic safety administration says the bill for people in Tesla vehicles to play video games while in motion could be a distraction for drivers that increases the risk of a crash. The probe covers around 580,000 model S model X model three and model Y EVs with the passenger play function. Tesla no longer operates. [00:01:00] A PR department respond to request for comment. And finally, major tech companies are announcing plans to dial back their in-person CES plans due to COVID 19 T-Mobile TikTok, Twitter, Amazon Pinterest, and meta have all announced scaled back or fully canceled presences at this year's show. Instead opting virtual participation. The consumer technology association maintains vaccination and masking requirements testing and social distancing [00:01:30] measures means the event can go on as planned in Las Vegas. CES is scheduled to take place virtually and in person from January 5th through eighth 2022,
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