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?
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He compares the COVID-19 pandemic with Black Swan event. “Disruptive Black Swan events of the kind we are facing now, not only test resilience and adaptive capacity but can also unleash forces of innovation and creativity to shape a more sustainable and inclusive future,” said Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, ITC Ltd at 109th Annual General Meeting held on September 4. … [Read more...] about ITC AGM: 40 new products launched in COVID-19 pandemic, gearing up for ‘next normal’: Chairman Sanjiv Puri
The route, to apply to all overseas students including Indians from October 5, will mean students require a total of 70 points to be granted a visa to study at a UK university. They will achieve the required points if they can demonstrate that they have an offer from an approved educational institution, speak English and are able to support themselves during their studies in the UK. … [Read more...] about United Kingdom opens new ‘simplified’ points-based student visa route
North Madison or NoMad, the neighborhood above Madison Square Park where the Madison House is situated, is a former commercial district that has in recent years become home to glass-walled condo buildings and glitzy rooftop bars. The Madison House holds the title for being NoMad’s tallest residence, though among luxury buildings its amenities are pretty standard fair. They include a spa and fitness center, a residents-only club, and a wood-paneled wet bar, all illuminated with the honey glow of soft lighting. But what sets the Madison House apart from its peers is that it now offers new condo buyers a one-year subscription to Sollis Health, a members-only primary care and emergency medical facility. … [Read more...] about The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests
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