Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about UV air filters to holographic lift buttons, startups offer tech solutions to make offices Covid-safe
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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 COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
But the traditional commercial real estate business has been much more disjointed. Casolo says a company looking to open an office would typically hire a consultant to develop its workplace strategy, then hire a broker to find the space and an architect to design the space, then a project manager to line up the contractor to build it. Unispace’s approach pulls it all under one roof. “Strategy, design, and execution are all together. You have far greater control,” Casolo says. … [Read more...] about Are offices dead? Not yet, but real estate power brokers are betting on a new strategy
NK: When a company is growing as fast and organically as us, you can assume that it’s going to grow like that forever. But there are companies like Expedia or Priceline that are spending five times as much trying to go after the same people, trying to move into our space. How do we win against them over time? New startups are also coming in, trying to replicate our business model. How do we win against that? Historically there was a belief in Silicon Valley that technological IP made you win. You have something that nobody else can build. You patent it. But Airbnb doesn’t have that. In an environment where people can copy what we have, what prevents people from choosing those other companies over us? … [Read more...] about What Airbnb Has Discovered About Building A Lasting Brand
"The government will face a big problem if the number of COVID-19 patients increases," the MLA said. A health official said that the government has set up six CCCs to treat 300 security personnel and has identified at least 33 buildings which may be converted into dedicated CCCs for keeping 1,500 patients. … [Read more...] about Mizoram churches offer halls to be used as COVID-19 Care Centres