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Amateur hour: Pete Buttigieg's inexperience exposed as supply chain breaks down BY JOE CONCHA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/13/21 08:00 AM EDT 2,728THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL 5,796
COVID super-immunity: one of the pandemic’s great puzzles People who have previously recovered from COVID-19 have a stronger immune response after being vaccinated than those who have never been infected. Scientists are trying to find out why.
Selling Cars in the Era of the Chip Shortage: Online Chats and No More Haggling Dealerships lean on fewer staff to sell used cars, handle new-car buyers online; ‘Haggling has gone out the window’ The global chip shortage has slashed vehicle inventories and left dealers with few cars to sell. It has also left car salesmen and women with less to do on the dealership lot.
Dealerships laid off thousands of salespeople at the start of the pandemic. While some have been rehired, about 70,000 people who worked at new-car dealerships have been permanently let go.
For those who remain, the job has been transformed both by pandemic restrictions and an accelerated shift to online buying. Salespeople who once spent days prowling dealership lots offering test drives now wrangle online leads and explain the chip shortage to frustrated customers
COVID vaccines cut the risk of transmitting Delta — but not for long People who receive two COVID-19 jabs and later contract the Delta variant are less likely to infect their close contacts than are unvaccinated people with Delta.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt moored at Naval Base Guam last May after being forced to port due to a COVID-19 outbreak that infected around one-quarter of the vessel's 4,800 crew. Photo: U.S. NAVY/AFP japantoday.com