A feline vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the end of the year. “We are also concerned with vaccinating people, but we believe that any reservoir of the virus is one to be concerned about,” says James Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, which will soon begin clinical trials of the new feline vaccine in New York. The company is working in partnership with Italy-based Takis Biotech, and has manufactured the first doses of a DNA-based vaccine for the trial. “It has never been demonstrated that cats can transfer the virus to humans. But even having been vaccinated, I think I would not want sleeping at my feet a reservoir of SARS-CoV.” … [Read more...] about Will your cat need a COVID-19 vaccine?
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Apple released the iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates for their iPhones and iPads, respectively, yesterday. Both updates brought with them the usual stability and bug fixes and added a few new minor features, such as the ability for the iPhone to register haptic feedback when transferring a song between it and a HomePod mini speaker. … [Read more...] about It’s critical that you update your iPhone to iOS 14.4 right now. Here’s why and how
Intensity: How intense will the pleasure or pain be on the other side of our decision? Duration: How long will the pleasure or pain go on? Certainty: How certain are we that the pleasure or pain will actually happen? Onset: How long will it take for the pleasure or pain to arrive? (Bentham refers to this as “propinquity”.) Repeatability: What are the chances that these consequences will be repeated over and over again? Opposite effect: What are the chances that the pleasure or pain created could be reciprocated back onto oneself? Number of people: How many people will be affected by this decision, and in what way? Simple enough, right? Not exactly. Felicific calculus and utilitarianism have their fair share of critics. The most common objection is whether or not happiness is actually quantifiable; Bentham’s formula invites decision-makers to assign “utils” as units of measurement to tally a score, but the numerical value designated to various outcomes is … [Read more...] about This centuries-old framework is surprisingly effective for making better decisions
The most effective mentors typically have several more decades of experience than your own. However, it’s not necessary to go through a prescribed checklist. Get resourceful and creative in who you approach. For instance, while it can be useful to find mentors within your place of work who can help you navigate the firm, it can also be freeing to seek out people outside your company who will be able to provide unbiased advice, such as when it’s time to look elsewhere. … [Read more...] about Why now is the best time to connect with a CEO mentor