On PR Newswire: J&J Confirms Effectiveness of COVID Vaccine; Holiday Shopping and Real Estate Forecasts
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Johnson & Johnson Announces Real-World Evidence and Phase 3 Data Confirming Strong and Long-Lasting Protection of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.
Johnson & Johnson today (Sept. 21) announced new data reinforcing the strong and long-lasting protection of its COVID-19 vaccine. New data also showed that protection against COVID-19 increases when a booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered. The safety profile of the vaccine remained consistent and was generally well-tolerated when administered as a booster.
Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice projects that holiday sales will total $1.28 to $1.3 trillion during the November to January timeframe. Deloitte also forecasts that e-commerce sales will grow by 11-15%, year-over-year, during the 2021-2022 holiday season. This will likely result in e-commerce holiday sales reaching between $210 billion and $218 billion this season.
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning. Helping the American Red Cross stay ready for disasters this month — and throughout the year — are more than 110 corporate and organizational members of the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder Program.
ADGP and Disaster Responder members — along with their employees and customers — pledge financial and in-kind donations year-round in advance of disasters to ensure the organization is resourced to quickly help disaster survivors and prepare people and communities for crises yet to come.
Desperately needed housing inventory is on the rise and expected to come primarily from sales by existing homeowners, among a host of other sources — the smallest of which is foreclosures — according to a panel of real estate experts responding to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. The housing market is expected to stay stable as homeowners exit forbearance programs, while rents and vacancies are not expected to rise dramatically following the end of the federal eviction moratorium.
Michael Bublé Christmas 2021 Super Deluxe 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set Available Nov. 12 in the U.S. & Canada and Nov. 19 Globally
Michael Bublé’s Christmas is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the phenomenal success of his mega holiday album in grand style with the announcement today (Sept. 17) that Warner Records/Reprise Records will release an extraordinary updated package of music and holiday goodies that will be housed in a new super deluxe limited edition box set.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.