New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School among others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as earlier variants, and not more transmissible but no less severe, as previously thought. The study was based on the records of 130,000 COVID patients in Massachusetts … Read more

A New York Whiskey to Rival Scottish Perfection: The Best-Designed Items of April

Liquid Assets A distillery in upstate New York aims to make a single-malt whiskey to rival Scotland’s best. Single-malt whiskey is a spirit of place, inheriting the peaty smoke of Scotland’s moors or the clarity of Japan’s mountain waters. Now John Dyson—a veteran of New York state politics and proprietor of California winery Williams Selyem—wants … Read more

Energy-hungry appliances add £130 to bills this year

“Fridge-freezers are the most expensive appliance to run. It’s on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year,” Which? she said. “Yet our testing reveals that some use less than a quarter of the energy others use.” Meanwhile, the Miele TCB140 WP and TSB143 WP heat pump tumble dryer will cost … Read more

Cannabis wholesaler Nabis eyes hot New York market

It only took about four years for Nabis LLC co-CEOs Vince Ning and Jun S. Lee to build up their company to $500 million in sales and 1,300 retail customers as the largest wholesale cannabis platform in California. Now they’re not slowing down at all, with plans to apply for a distribution license in New … Read more

A Dungeons & Dragons musical is set to premiere in New York City

Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy-minded role-playing game, has emerged in popularity in recent years. But could it also be the basis for a hit Broadway show? Players turned to the game, which is owned by the toy-making giant Hasbro HAS, +0.18%, in growing numbers during the pandemic, with sales jumping by 33% in 2020, according … Read more