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A 3rd shot? A new booster? Vaccine makers race to trials to beat variants

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Madrid on Feb. 26, 2021.
With worrisome coronavirus variants seemingly emerging and spreading everywhere, lead vaccine makers are wasting no time in trying to get ahead of the growing threat.
This week, Moderna and partners Pfizer and BioNTech announced they have kicked off new vaccine clinical trials aimed at boosting the effectiveness of their authorized vaccines against new, concerning SARS-CoV-2 variants-primarily B.1.351, a variant first identified in South Africa.
In a set of studies published last week in the New England Journal...
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5 emerging smart industries in 2021

5 emerging smart industries in 2021

1 month ago   |   By Beta News

Though almost all businesses use technology to some degree, some take it to new heights by creating an entire smart industry. With the COVID-19 pandemic as a leading factor that's forcing change, 2021 will solidify five main smart industries as norms. Now, as tech leads these industries into the technological future, it's likely that the smart changes will remain after the pandemic ends. 1. Health Care When it comes to radical transformations, health care takes the top spot. Facilities across the United States, and the entire world, have had to adapt and make room, often going over...
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