2020 is eager to keep all of us on our toes, especially with the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Don’t let this news dim your holiday spirit though, since the vaccine, developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, is seeing huge success. Even though we are a ways away from a completely safe vaccine, it is still good news as we roll into 2021.
According to Bloomberg, the shot prevented more than 90 percent of symptomatic infections in the trial of tens of thousands of volunteers, the most encouraging scientific advance so far in the battle against the coronavirus. While the results are preliminary, they may pave the way for the companies to seek an emergency-use authorization if further research shows the vaccine is also safe.
The pandemic also does not seem to be holding back consumers, since flea markets everywhere have been boasting great turnouts. The Minnreg Flea Market, a new flea market, saw a huge turnout for their grand opening weekend. Many vendors came to sell their products after the Wagon Wheel Flea Market closed in June and are hopeful to call this market their new home.
Vendors need to be prepared for another possible lockdown if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and we have plenty of tips to help sellers get started in our December issue of the magazine. In fact, American Merchandiser is coming at you with three issues, our December, January, and February issues, complete with the latest information, survival tips, new year predictions, and more to help vendors be as prepared as possible for whatever may be thrown at you in the new year.
Just remember that we are all in this together and with continued hard work, we can see consistent success through to the end of this pandemic. Happy holidays and happy selling!
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