But, in many cases, people still seem unsure as to where to find the information when the time comes, as evidenced by a recent Twitter thread. “My 90 yo mom in Chicago & her dr have no idea & can get no info,” said one user, just as another said her tech-friendly, 90-year old grandfather in Louisiana was pulled off a waitlist due to overwhelming demand, but wasn’t told how to reapply. One user in Virginia, who said they were in the high-risk health category (1c), the next group to be tackled in much of the state, said they were worried that they wouldn’t know when they’d be eligible. … [Read more...] about How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The case against vaccines
So far, we haven’t experienced much large-scale immunity from those who have had the virus and thus some antibody protection. Current estimates are that about 20% to 25% of the U.S. have had the virus (we still don’t know how long immunity lasts; most estimates right now assume it’s more than eight months). If it’s on the shorter end, we can’t rely on that being a considerable factor in adding to the greater population’s immunity. “That’s playing a role, but that’s a moving target,” says Keri Althoff, associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. … [Read more...] about How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?
THE POWER OF PERSONAL CONNECTIONS So far, they have. Since last March, executives have marveled at the uptick in productivity as their rank-and-file pushed themselves to reinvent workflows in lockdown. But that output came with a cost, both in terms of mental health and also what experts predict will be a lag in innovation. While most teams have pulled through the pandemic by strengthening their ties and communication, life in quarantine lacks the serendipity and cross-pollination that often fuels creativity. Which is why firms—if maybe not their employees—are so eager to return to the office. … [Read more...] about What work will look like in a post-pandemic world