WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- A new review found none of the data on coronavirus vaccines so far provides credible evidence in support of boosters for the general population. Experts have also said that whatever advantage boosters provide would not outweigh the benefit of using those doses to protect the billions of people who remain unvaccinated worldwide. The Biden administration’s push to roll out booster shots this month has largely been shaped by unpublished data from Israel’s vaccination campaign, which is set to be made public as soon as this week.
- Three big questions you probably have about Covid booster shots — and answers from top experts – CNBC
- Third shot: UK to offer COVID booster jabs to over 50s – ABC News
- Here’s What the Next Six Months of the Pandemic Will Bring – Bloomberg
- @jburnmurdoch : Now with two injections (sorry) of nuance: 1) I don’t think it’s helpful to think of vaccine supply as a zero-sum game. Vaccine manufacturers respond to demand, and it’s not as simple as booster doses being diverted from Africa
- Federal and local vaccine mandates are facing increased pushback and new lawsuits from individuals, employees and city governments. A group of employees with the Los Angeles Police Department are suing the city, claiming the vaccine mandate is a violation of their constitutional rights. Dozens of Washington State Patrol troopers are also suing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The lawsuits come amid a spike in officers threatening mass resignations.
- Wells Fargo pushed back the date when its employees in the U.S. will return to the office to the beginning of November, marking the third time the lender has delayed its schedule. The firm has the biggest workforce of any U.S. bank. Microsoft, which announced earlier this month it was again postponing bringing employees back to the office, summed up the best reason for the delay: uncertainty.
- Forget the Return to the Office. It’s a Return to Chaos – TIME Magazine
- 1 in 500 US residents has died of Covid-19 – CNN
- @erinmulvaney : Firms delay office returns, and some law firm leaders are afraid of ‘irreparable harm’ to office culture in the long-term. In the meantime, fear of Covid-19 surges have pushed back return-to-office plans for many.
- While overall airline passenger numbers have surged recently, companies appear to be taking a more cautious approach. The delta variant is likely playing a role in limiting improvements – the Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines said the variant caused a “bit of a pause” on segments of business. The expected decline in business travel is prompting airline companies to try to capture more leisure travelers.
- All Those Business Travel Chickens That Airlines Were Counting? They Aren’t Hatching, Undercutting Forecasts. – Forbes
- Boeing’s Allen: Return to Office will Spur Businesses Travel – Bloomberg
- @jonathanjosephs : MY LATEST: US plane maker Boeing says it expects it will take another 2.5 years for global aviation to return to pre-pandemic levels. And that a coordinated global approach on travel restrictions is “tremendously important” for the recovery.
- Previously retired workers are entering the workforce again to do gig work largely due to financial situations, but also because it offers something to do. Older Americans faced more financial challenges during COVID-19 than in other wealthy nations – 19% of U.S. adults 65 and over reported using their savings during the pandemic.
“Companies Take Cautious Approach in U.S. Business-Travel Return” – Bloomberg / Source: OAG
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