But, in many cases, people still seem unsure as to where to find the information when the time comes, as evidenced by a recent Twitter thread. “My 90 yo mom in Chicago & her dr have no idea & can get no info,” said one user, just as another said her tech-friendly, 90-year old grandfather in Louisiana was pulled off a waitlist due to overwhelming demand, but wasn’t told how to reapply. One user in Virginia, who said they were in the high-risk health category (1c), the next group to be tackled in much of the state, said they were worried that they wouldn’t know when they’d be eligible. … [Read more...] about How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Case against vaccines
As with the many other questions that still remain about the coronavirus, no one is precisely sure of the answer to one of the key questions: how many people will need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity—the threshold at which there are enough people immunized that it indirectly protects the rest of the yet-unvaccinated public—and fully end the pandemic. In December, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci estimated that the cutoff was at least 75%, and closer to 85%. … [Read more...] about How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?
“The factories are still running,” says John Waldron, president and CEO of Honeywell’s safety and productivity solutions group. “We’ve figured out how to keep people safe by redesigning processes, giving them protective equipment, and applying everything we’ve learned. Early on, we locked things down to protect ourselves; now we’re trying to stay open to protect ourselves.” He made this point during an online discussion centering on remotely piloted robots, dating apps for innovation, and—at long last—the paperless office(?!). The panel was part of Our Future in Focus, a virtual event series exploring the future of cities, travel, and work. … [Read more...] about What work will look like in a post-pandemic world