“By introducing the first-ever nonstop service between the two international technology hubs, Bengaluru and San Francisco, we are proud to open up new opportunities for both business and leisure travellers,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s Managing Director International Sales. … [Read more...] about United Airlines to connect Delhi-Chicago, Bengaluru-San Francisco with new flights
Technically, the new mall is an old one. San Francisco residents will recognize the six-floor “6×6” development at 945 Market Street, a 250,000-square-foot building completed in 2016, only to remain dormant since, save for a successful parking garage in the basement. “Far from the tech-fueled money tree that developers hoped it would be, 6×6 has come to represent something of a canary in the coal mine for S.F. real estate,” wrote real estate publication Curbed in a profile on the location in July. … [Read more...] about Ikea and Ingka Centres’ $260 million bet to rehab a mall in downtown San Francisco
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 COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
The immediate cause is a recent heat wave—temperatures reached 120 degrees in parts of California) and strong winds—but the deeper problem is a combination of three factors. First, climate change, which is increasing temperatures, resulting in drier fuel, which makes fires easier to start and more likely to expand. Second, the failure of the government to manage wooded areas through controlled burns of their own, which would mitigate the effect of naturally occurring fires. And third, the continued migration of people forced out of cities by high costs, who are moving further and further into wooded areas that are more likely to burn. Until all three are fixed, West Coasters might expect these remarkable skies to simply become their new late summer normal. … [Read more...] about Look at the West Coast’s apocalyptic hell sky
It was a rocky start: During her occupational health clearance the week before her first official day, Jessica was rattled to see that no one was wearing personal protective equipment. In fact, the chief of psychiatry explicitly told her not to wear a mask—and shortly thereafter became infected with COVID-19 himself. In her first 10 days, both of the other psychiatric providers in Jessica’s unit were out sick. Many of the patients Jessica treated had clearly been struggling for a long time, and she could see how their mental illnesses had been exacerbated by racism and institutional neglect. … [Read more...] about Stop thinking of resilience as a trait. It’s more than that