What We’re Reading
Dealers had about 414,000 pickup trucks at the end of February, roughly half the number from a year earlier, according to Wards Intelligence.
Some dealers are shifting would-be new vehicle buyers to the used-car lot, but even that is becoming more difficult, dealers said, as they seek out used cars to offset the inventory problem in new vehicles.
Making the Moderna vaccine:
“They never had the virus on site at all; they really just used the sequence, and they viewed it as a software problem.”
This year’s flu shot may not work as well as in previous years because plunging influenza levels—ironically due to mask wearing and other steps to tamp down the Covid-19 virus—means there’s a lot less data for picking strains for this fall’s flu season.
In or out:
Rutgers University announced Thursday that it would require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus next fall.
Toronto-based artist Krista Kim has sold the first NFT-backed digital home for over half a million dollars, as interest in virtual design continues to grow.
Named Mars House, the digital home designed by Kim was sold on non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace SuperRare for 288 Ether ($512,000), a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.
Have a good weekend, stay safe.