This New Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World – The New York Times

Vaccines experts are particularly curious to see CureVac’s results, because its shot has an important advantage over the other RNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. While those two vaccines have to be kept in a deep freezer, CureVac’s vaccine stays stable in a refrigerator — meaning it could more easily deliver the newly discovered power of RNA vaccines to hard-hit parts of the world.

“It’s gone largely under the radar,” said Jacob Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. But now, he added, “they look pretty well positioned to clean up the global market.”

Yankees & Mets Will Give Free Tickets To People Who Get Vaccinated At Stadiums – Gothamist

The Mets & Yankees are allowed to go to 100% capacity for fully vaccinated fans in certain sections, while also keeping part of their stadiums reserved for unvaccinated fans at 33% capacity.

Source: Yankees & Mets Will Give Free Tickets To People Who Get Vaccinated At Stadiums – Gothamist

Tips and advantages to decorate the house using wine corks | Pitacos and Findings

Cork is the bark of Sobreiro, a noble tree that grows in Mediterranean regions such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and Algeria. It survives an average of 150 to 200 years, despite the many stripping that it has done throughout its existence. The first cork is removed at the age of 30, and after every nine years. Each harvest is 160,000 tons. After harvesting by hand, the cork dries for 12 months, and passes through boiling water at 98 ° to remove impurities. The largest pieces and without defects, turn into pure  and natural quality cork stoppers  , extracted with a drill the size of a cork stopper. All the material discarded from the natural stopper, is crushed, granulated and compressed in tubes to be cut, and become another type called technical stopper. Cork has unique and unrivaled qualities such as: lightness liquid and gas impermeability elastic and compressible thermal and acoustic insulation slow combustion very resistant to friction (Use Google translate – original in Portuguese.)

Source: Tips and advantages to decorate the house using wine corks | Pitacos and Findings

Missouri governor order directs state employees to return to in-person work | TheHill (Me: Can’t stop being stupid – no requirement that they be vaccinated)

The statement noted that while there are not statewide restrictions in place, employees will be encouraged to “practice COVID-19 preventative measures.”

“As public servants in state government, it is important that we maintain a front-facing presence for those we serve, and it’s time we take this step towards normalcy for ourselves and the people of Missouri,” Parson said.

Source: Missouri governor order directs state employees to return to in-person work | TheHill

Moderna booster increases antibodies against COVID-19 variants – The Jerusalem Post

The results show that while booster shots of either version of the vaccine increased antibodies against all of the variants of COVID-19 tested in the trial, the new booster had a bigger response against the South African variant than the original vaccine.
“We are encouraged by these new data, which reinforce our confidence that our booster strategy should be protective” against the newer variants of COVID-19, Stephane Bancel, Moderna’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.
Both booster shots were well tolerated, with side effects similar to what volunteers in previous studies experienced from the second dose of its vaccine, Moderna said.

Source: Moderna booster increases antibodies against COVID-19 variants – The Jerusalem Post

Myanmar’s military disappearing young men to crush uprising – The Washington Post

Across the country, Myanmar’s security forces are arresting and forcibly disappearing thousands of people, especially boys and young men, in a sweeping bid to crush a three-month uprising against a military takeover. In most cases, the families of those taken don’t know where they are, according to an Associated Press analysis of more than 3,500 arrests since February. UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, is aware of around 1,000 cases of children or young people who have been arbitrarily arrested and detained, many without access to lawyers or their families. Source: Myanmar’s military disappearing young men to crush uprising – The Washington Post