Israel, on the other hand, is gearing up for large scale serology tests in order to gauge the proportion of population which has developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry, said that if antibody tests show a sizable portion of the population has developed antibodies, that could mean Israel is on its way to “herd immunity” and would be well equipped to withstand further outbreaks. Meanwhile, studies have estimated the percentage of Israelis with antibodies range widely, from less than 1% to upward of 10%. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
How cities are sustainable
Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes Indian carriers in 'survival' mode, need sustainable revival: IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac Coronavirus wrap May 29: Jharkhand airlifts migrant workers from Leh; India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of China … [Read more...] about Portugal prepares to welcome back tourists, says no compulsory quarantine for those flying in
Fine dines have evolved DIY kits which, most believe, will find customers even after the lockdown opens. Mumbai’s 1441 Pizzeria’s gourmet DIY pizza kit helps people recreate the flavours of their famous wood-fired pizza. Managing Director Krishna Gupta says, “A survey told us that people were craving for good quality ingredients and restaurant-quality food. There was a gap to be filled and we jumped in. In your DIY box, you will get a half-baked pizza base, which is made from Italian Flour, a portion of Italian tomato sauce, imported Mozzarella cheese and other fresh ingredients depending on your choice.” … [Read more...] about Riding COVID-19 storm: Restaurants rewrite home delivery rules with special menus, DIY kits
Designers like Mishra are gearing up for a change in consumer habits. “There will be a shift toward more conscious buying. We are preparing for occasion-led buying, such as weddings and festivals to help the market revive slowly.” E-commerce rather than retail stores will drive businesses. As Anavila says, “Innovative collections sold online will help us reach the right customers.” Ekaya is working on an e-commerce platform that will offer customers a preview of the collection in the store, from which they can choose. “They can come into the retail store, pick what they want from their online choices, buy the sari and leave within 15 minutes.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown | India’s 7-million strong artisans’ community faces supply disruptions, cancelled orders & financial hardships
In the 1950s, the cutting-edge technology of the day was automobiles, not computers. At the time, Detroit was on top of the world. The top three global car companies were headquartered there. The world’s leading entrepreneurs flocked there for access to talent, capital, and culture. Detroit was leading the way in automotive technology, which promised to reinvent the ways we built our cities, organized our society, and lived our lives. Then innovation started to take root all over the world. Car companies emerged in France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Japan. Over time, certain regions specialized, and in time surpassed Detroit. Italy became the home of the best and fastest sports cars, and Germany to raw engineering. Silicon Valley and Shenzhen are the leaders in electric cars. The playbook on car making was also rewritten abroad. Toyota, for instance, pioneered the transformative approach of “just in time” manufacturing. Detroit was left behind. … [Read more...] about Here’s how Silicon Valley can avoid Detroit’s fate