At stake is New York’s financial health and its status as the world’s corporate headquarters. There is more square feet of workspace in the city than in London and San Francisco combined, according to Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate brokerage firm. Office work makes up the cornerstone of New York’s economy and property taxes from office buildings account for nearly 10% of the city’s total annual tax revenue. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
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At first, shoppers were loading their freezers in what some in the grocery business politely refer to as “the initial pantry filling.” For some consumers, frozen fruit and vegetables became a less expensive and more reliable alternative to fresh. And then there was a simple reality: Some days it is just easier to pull a meal from the freezer. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food
Moderna, which has never brought a vaccine in the market, has received nearly $1 billion from the US government under its Operation Warp Speed programme that is funding several coronavirus vaccine candidates.Click here for Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic … [Read more...] about Exclusive| Moderna says in talks with several countries for rollout of Covid-19 vaccine
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Mizoram churches offer halls to be used as COVID-19 Care Centres
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus wrap September 4 | Russian vaccine produces antibodies, says study; Actor Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19