Axios' Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei launched the Smarter Faster Revolution college tour this afternoon at UNC Chapel Hill at an event presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jeff Immelt, Former Chairman and CEO, General ElectricT.H. Anthony Foxx, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation Ali Marano, Head of Technology for Social Good, Diversity & Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Foxx says that America's future is a driverless one. "It's inevitable."
Why it matters: The conference's about-face follows a similar move by the Big Ten last week and comes as President Trump has publicly pressured sports to resume despite the ongoing pandemic. The Pac-12 will play a seven-game conference football season, according to ESPN.
A global initiative to ensure equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines now includes most of the world — but not the U.S., China or Russia.
Why it matters: Assuming one or more vaccines ultimately gain approval, there will be a period of months or even years in which supply lags far behind global demand. The COVAX initiative is an attempt to ensure doses go where they're most needed, rather than simply to countries that can produce or buy them at scale.