In a special Vaccine Issue, Bloomberg Businessweek looks at the biggest challenges, promising solutions, and the weirdest science, from the molecular level on up.
August 17, 2020 Issue
The more than 200 Covid-fighting efforts under way are generally skipping the chicken eggs and often trying to reinvent how vaccines work.
The U.S. company and its German rival BioNTech plan to use RNA as a messenger inside cells to produce an immune reaction. The advance could upend vaccine development long after the pandemic.
The Serum Institute of India is preparing to crank out a billion doses. And that's just the beginning.
Intellectual-property disputes throughout the drug supply chain could hold back a Covid-19 shot.
The world’s governments have opted to lock themselves in a lethal version of the prisoner’s dilemma.
It’s also a potential security and data privacy nightmare.
It’s not just about the immunizing liquid. The world will also need plenty of these medical essentials.
On the social media frontlines with anti-anti-vaxxer Zubin Damania, aka ZDoggMD.
The Microsoft co-founder has steered $350 million toward coronavirus projects and says we’ll turn a corner next year.
By choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joe Biden has once again proven his good judgment.
Family members may be the last line of defense as the amorphous online conspiracy movement attempts to break into the mainstream.
The energy giant believes it can still wring years of profits from fossil fuels while its European rivals embrace renewables.
Monopoly cases won’t be a slam dunk, even with sloppy emails.
Buying the video app’s U.S. operations would give the software giant a lift with consumers but risks unwelcome scrutiny.
America’s top vaccine maker has kept a low profile during the pandemic but says convenience will be its advantage.
TV and film locations are a relative bright spot in commercial real estate, but even they are challenged by Covid-19.
Faced with leaner times, dealmakers stretch to help their clients any way they can.
Even before last week’s explosion, vested interests and sectarian politics had already brought the country to its knees.
The pandemic has created a captive market that’s supporting restaurants and other local businesses in a dire time.
Both Republicans and Democrats seek changes to section 230, a statute dating to 1996, that may limit immunity for companies on the internet.
Travel Sentry, a TSA-approved lock maker, has learned to keep a close eye on its manufacturers.
Sun, sand, and social distancing at the Spanish resort town of Benidorm, where closures are up, occupancy is down, and revamps are under way.
Apna aims to help migrant laborers from rural areas find jobs in cities.
Working From Home
After months of lockdown, cities—and businesses—are reopening, with workers having to decide whether they want to take part.
Explain the “why” behind every decision, and other advice from bosses who’ve gone back.
Experts explain some of the most common pandemic-related problems facing our best friends.
German software maker SAP has hosted virtual wine tastings and BBQs—and even designed a Tinder-like app for lunch dates.