WHAT’S GOING ON: (Times) Rejecting the advice of its scientific advisers, the federal government has released new dietary recommendations that sound a familiar nutritional refrain, advising Americans to “make every bite count” but dismissing experts’ specific recommendations to set new low targets for consumption of sugar and alcoholic beverages. American adults consume an average of 77 grams of sugar per day, more than 3 times the recommended amount for women. This adds up to around 60 pounds of added sugar annually – that’s six, 10-pound bowling balls.

(Mckinsey) Much of the prevailing market research on COVID-19 vaccination frames sentiment as “likely,” “unlikely,” or “neutral.” McKinsey’s research is designed to uncover a more granular continuum of sentiments and to account for the fact that many consumers may take a “wait and see” approach to their decision about vaccination. Their research has found that consumers’ attitudes towards receiving a COVID-19 vaccine fall into three primary segments.