The FDA Looks at Boosters, States Dispute Mandates, and More Coronavirus News

Reading Time: 9 minutes The FDA mulls boosters, states dispute vaccine mandates, and the US reaches yet another grim milestone. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines An FDA panel takes a close look at boosters amid controversy Today the FDA’s independent advisory committee is meeting to … Read more

The Week Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’s Balls Dominated Twitter

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Sometimes, society just needs to say the wrong thing at the right time. This week, that thing was Nicki Minaj tweeting about her cousin’s friend’s balls. Let’s back up. On Monday, as … Read more

Nearly 10,000 passengers tested negative before flying — here’s how many infections slipped through

Reading Time: 10 minutes A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a joint effort by Mayo Clinic, … Read more

As UK Rollouts Jabs For Children, A Study To Test Mixed Dose Schedules

Reading Time: 5 minutes Coronavirus: A study will look into immune responses of children to mixed COVID-19 doses. London: A British study will look into the immune responses of children to mixed schedules of different COVID-19 vaccines as officials try to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation. Children aged … Read more

Virgin Money and Bombay Sapphire on turning events into experiences

Reading Time: 5 minutes After the global Covid-19 pandemic forced events online, we are gradually returning to a new normal of hybrid virtual and in-person activations. But in this new era of events, what can brands do to keep customers engaged? As part of The Drum’s Experiential Marketing Deep Dive, our managing director of events Lynn Lester spoke to … Read more

Covid restrictions force some retailers to rethink Vietnam as a manufacturing hub

Reading Time: 10 minutes Workers fold clothing at a Thai Son S.P. Co. garment factory in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. Maika Elan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Prolonged coronavirus restrictions in Vietnam have become a bigger headache for retailers, particularly those that rely on the region for manufacturing footwear and apparel, as the holiday season approaches. The worries led … Read more

Delta variant is so contagious it ‘raises the bar’ for Covid vaccines, Moderna president says

Reading Time: 5 minutes Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s exposed weaknesses in vaccine protection and changed the outlook for ending the pandemic, Moderna President … Read more

Why the events industry must prioritize accessibility post-Covid

Reading Time: 14 minutes The long-awaited return of live events is here, but does its arrival offer an opportunity to rebuild the industry for the better? As part of The Drum’s Experiential Deep Dive, experts weigh in on how events can become more inclusive for people with disabilities – ending social isolation for everyone, once and for all. The … Read more

Covid lockdown in Vietnam could keep coffee prices ‘relatively high’ through 2022

Reading Time: 7 minutes Pots of coffee bean are seen at a coffee shop in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 15, 2012. Vietnam is one of the world’s top coffee producers and exporters. Hoang Dinh Nam | AFP | Getty Images Vietnam’s Covid-19 lockdown has constrained the global supply of coffee — and coffee prices could remain “relatively high” through … Read more

U.N. to push for firm COVID vaccine commitments from richest nations at General Assembly

Reading Time: 8 minutes United Nations — The U.N. General Assembly officially kicked off this week. COVID-19 forced the biggest gathering of world leaders on the calendar to go virtual in 2020, but this year more than 100 presidents, prime ministers and others are set to give in-person speeches at the two-week event.  More than a year and a half … Read more