With a new surge in COVID-19 cases looming and many people gearing up to travel for the holiday season, we’ve refreshed our face mask buying guide with updated recommendations and guidance.
This past March, we updated this face mask buying guide with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including new science on the increased effectiveness of double-masking. Vaccinations had just started rolling out, and we were on the precipice of what many hoped would be a “return to normal,” only for the public to be swiftly reminded that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to circulate, mutate, and claim lives.
The omicron variant is the latest variant of concern, following late-summer and early-winter surges in US COVID cases spurred by the highly contagious delta variant. Early studies of omicron indicate that it’s even more transmissible—and potentially more likely to cause breakthrough infections in vaccinated people. The Biden administration has released new plans to combat rising infections and the emergent omicron variant. Naturally, proper masking is key.
Original Source: arstechnica.com
Truist Sees 350% Upside on This Cancer-Focused Biopharma Stock – Read Why
Truist has initiated coverage on Verastem Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) with a Buy rating and $6.00 price target, equivalent to approximately 350% upside.
Analyst Srikripa Devarakonda notes that trading at about 2-times cash, the stock is “undervalued” given its programs in two cancers.
Devarakonda adds that the Verastem base case is supported by a $470 million unadjusted U.S. opportunity in the ovarian cancer program, “early but strong” clinical data, and positive expert feedback.
“Peek Performance”: Apple’s Next Hardware Event Happens on March 8
Apple will stream its next hardware event to the masses on March 8 at 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern), the company announced today. Invitations have already been sent to the press—though the event will be yet another prerecorded, streaming-only presentation with no media in attendance. Apple marketing SVP Greg Joswiak tweeted the now-customary Apple-logo-centric teaser video that doesn’t actually tease anything.
We never know exactly what will be announced at any given Apple event, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the lineup will include a refresh of the budget-friendly iPhone SE and the first iPad Air update in a little over a year.
Rumors have also circulated about updated designs and new Apple Silicon chips for the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the high-end Intel Mac Mini, the 27-inch iMac, and the Mac Pro are all still running Intel chips. The characteristically cryptic “peek performance” tagline does at least hint at new chips for one or more Macs, whether that’s a truly next-gen Apple M2 for thin-and-light laptops or an M1 Pro/Max-focused refresh for the more powerful desktops.
Original Article: arstechnica.com
Charles River’s Q4 Earnings Beats Street Expectation, Reaffirms FY22 Outlook
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