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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One of the teams offering its arena up for use, the Atlanta Hawks, already has some experience converting its space for voting. In June, the team announced it would be making its home court, State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta, a voting site for Georgia’s primary runoff election in August. Early voting began there on July 20, three weeks before Election Day. It was the largest voting precinct in Georgia history. … [Read more...] about NBA stadiums will be voting centers this fall. Here’s how that will work
PA: We will all have to change and adapt. So design will change in its most concrete manifestations. Of course, design as a methodology does not change. Like all industries, the design industry is in a crisis. Designers have less work and are looking at the future with a feeling of uncertainty. I’m not a trend forecaster, but I have a feeling that there’s going to be a restructuring of the way design studios work. Mass design group for instance, was always established as being in many different locations. There are offices in Rwanda, New York, and Boston. So the idea of having a more dispersed and open-ended studio that works on different locations and on different projects could be a way to go, but no matter what, our professions will have to adapt. I don’t think that there’s going to be anyone whose life will remain the same. … [Read more...] about MoMA curator Paola Antonelli on the defining designs of 2020