A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus wrap September 4 | Russian vaccine produces antibodies, says study; Actor Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19
“I fear that it opens up recruiters and hiring managers to more biases in video interviews, because it’s much easier to make those judgments,” says Chanele McFarlane, a career strategist and founder of Do Well Dress Well, an online personal branding and career resource. “When you’re on a video interview you’re opening up your home, and you get an idea of what someone’s financial situation is, whereas in in-person interviews you can kind of keep that separate.” … [Read more...] about How candidates are using background props to stand out in video interviews
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?
Magicians, like those in other fields, are learning new ways to collaborate and share ideas with one another during the pandemic, he said. Some are adding videoconferencing to their practices, along with concepts like “magic boxes” that they mail to audiences. These boxes are to be opened at a particular time to demonstrate a trick. The overall concept, though, remains the same for magicians and those in other disciplines, including technology: telling a coherent story, an activity as old as humanity itself. … [Read more...] about What magic can teach us about the future of technology, according to an MIT magician
As we build this smart world, we think we can have you vacillate between different kinds of mobile systems depending on what you want. You can have an ownership kind of feeling, and you can have a Chariot, which is the [ride-sharing] brand we’ve started in northern California. It’s 70% occupied by women every day. Why? They feel safe opting into this transport system. There’s 6 to 10 riders in it. You hail it with your phone, and it plots its path based on where the crowd wants to go. That’s mobility you won’t buy through a car dealer. But we will need car dealers in the future for autonomous vehicles, too. … [Read more...] about Ford CEO Jim Hackett On The Future Of Car Ownership And Driving