Economic Recovery & Reopening Update: 6/8/2022

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
NJ Chamber
Economic Recovery & Reopening Update
June 8, 2022
Content Curated By Scott Goldstein
  • FDA advisers recommend Novavax – a new and different COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Moderna says updated COVID-19 shot boosts omicron protection.
  • Two omicron subvariants gain a bigger foothold in the U.S.
FDA Advisers Vote to Recommend Novavax – A New and Different COVID-19 Vaccine
The FDA’s vaccine advisory committee voted 21-0, with one abstention, to recommend that regulators authorize the Novavax COVID vaccine for emergency use in adults. Advisers signaled interest in making available a vaccine made with a technology different from the messenger RNA shots that have dominated the U.S. immunization arsenal against the disease, in hopes of convincing unvaccinated holdouts to change their minds. (POLITICO)
Moderna says its Updated COVID Shot Boosts Omicron Protection
Moderna’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine that combines its original shot with protection against the omicron variant appears to work, the company announced Wednesday. COVID-19 vaccine makers are studying updated boosters that might be offered in the fall to better protect people against future coronavirus surges. (The Associated Press)
Two Omicron Subvariants Gain a Bigger Foothold in the U.S.
Two omicron subvariants, which were first detected in South Africa, have been slowly spreading in the U.S. since April. Subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 will likely be dominant in the U.S. by the end of the summer or early fall, White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said. None of the omicron subvariants have been found to cause more severe disease than the original omicron strain. And while omicron has been reported to cause less severe illness than delta, it has still caused a substantial amount of death due to its extreme transmissibility. (NBC News)
State Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. Won N.J. Republican Primary to Set Up a Rematch Against Democrat Tom Malinowski
In their 2020 election for a House seat, Rep. Tom Malinowski narrowly won re-election over Tom Kean Jr., the son of former Gov. Tom Kean. This November, Malinowski will defend his seat in a redrawn 7th Congressional District. (
Website Design: What Makes a Great User Experience?
When designing your company’s website, here are six things you can do to create a better user experience for customers visiting your website. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
N.J. Chamber's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar Series
June 15: Strategies to Support a Diverse Workforce
This conversation will offer recommendations to help build a talent pipeline, expand diversity and retain employees in a competitive market. For more information and to register for this free webinar on June 15, click here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
Join the N.J. Chamber's Drive for Equality: Sign Up for Our 'Supplier Diversity Collaborative' and Work Towards Real Change
By signing your company's name to the N.J. Chamber's 'Supplier Diversity Collaborative,' you will strengthen the business community’s commitment to hiring a diverse group of suppliers and contractors. Expanding a commitment to working with New Jersey's minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses is good for business on many levels. More information here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
Looking to Get Vaccinated? Here's an Easy Way to Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You.
Just punch in your area code. You can even search for a specific vaccine. (
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Business Resources
Reopening Playbook for Employers (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Guide to Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)
Jobs and Hiring Portal Job Seekers | Employers (State of N.J.)
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