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Four Viruses, One Swab, One Report

Abbott’s assay received FDA EUA to detect COVID-19, flu A and B, and RSV with one swab, easing the testing process.
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Waking up with a runny nose wouldn't be cause for alarm in "normal times." However, that's all changed thanks to COVID-19. Now the slightest runny nose or cough can cause alarm. Is it COVID-19? Is it just a cold? The flu? Amid this pandemic, distinguishing one respiratory illness from another has never been so important.

Bridgestone Americas Announces $100 Vaccine Support Payment for U.S. Employees

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  • Payment will be available to the company’s more than 33,000 U.S. employees.
  • Bridgestone is providing the $100 support payment to remove barriers for employees who choose to get the vaccine, such as missing work, child care, transportation costs, or other potential obstacles.
  • The company is also exploring options to offer comparable programs to employees in Canada and Latin America.

 

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  • Payment will be available to the company’s more than 33,000 U.S. employees.
  • Bridgestone is providing the $100 support payment to remove barriers for employees who choose to get the vaccine, such as missing work, child care, transportation costs, or other potential obstacles.
  • The company is also exploring options to offer comparable programs to employees in Canada and Latin America.

 

How Nestlé Is Helping Feed the Hungry During the Pandemic

We're keeping factories open, donating food and money, and being there for the world
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Pilar Bustamante felt the devastating effects of the pandemic this spring when she lost both of her parents to COVID-19.

In spite of this tragedy, Bustamante, a medical assistant at Nestlé-Spain, continued to work every day, answering questions from factory workers about how they could continue to produce food in a way that was safe for workers and consumers. Even through her grief, she knew the work was critical, not just for her coworkers, but for people around the world counting on Nestlé to provide the food they rely on.

Mobile Money Ensures Continued Success Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis in Uganda

by Village Enterprise staff and Whole Planet Foundation's Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist Olivia Hayden
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For three entrepreneurial women business partners in Uganda, the emerging COVID-19 crisis posed an immediate threat to their newly started business. Pictured above, the three entrepreneurs, Nancy, Lilly, and Irene stand on their business premises in Patira East Village.

5 Tips for a Green Halloween

Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one. But at Keep America Beautiful, we know it doesn't have to be that way.
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We know Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one with all of the disposable decorations, packaging, and costumes that come with the season. But at Keep America Beautiful®, we know it doesn’t have to be that way!

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose unique challenges to us all, Halloween can still be fun and safe, as well as sustainable and eco-friendly. Here are 5 tips to help you add some green to your Halloween festivities.

Reporter's Notebook: Milestones, Markers and Still Fighting COVID-19

by Maggie Lee
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Aflac receives goBeyondProfit Champion Award

Columbus-based insurer Aflac is the latest recipient of the goBeyondProfit Champion Award, which is awarded by a network of Georgia business leaders with the aim of spurring corporate giving and good acts.

The company’s primary philanthropic cause since 1995 has been fighting childhood cancer. Since that year, according to the company, Aflac and its independent sales agents have contributed more than $146 million to treatment and research for cures.

Covid-19 Pandemic Puts Focus on Health Benefits Enrollment Season

by Tamara E. Holmes
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Every year, workers make changes to their benefits options during open enrollment season. But this time around, the COVID-19 pandemic had raised the importance of the annual process.

Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit Tackles COVID-19, Racism

The Movement Fights Back by Inspiring Community Resilience Around the Major Events of 2020, Continuing the Goals Outlined in the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness
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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced that the fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will take place as a two-day virtual conference series with live events on Friday, November 13 and Friday, November 20. Themed “The Movement Fights Back,” Summit 2020 will address the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable youth and the role racism plays in perpetuating youth homelessness. 

University of Kansas Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Units to Combat COVID-19

Four of the plug-and-play units offer rapid, mandatory coronavirus testing capabilities for school’s returning students, staff
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 27 August 2020 /3BL Media/ – Looking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus on its campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park, the University of Kansas has deployed four of Black & Veatch’s mobile, secure Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with free, mandated COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff returning for fall classes.

Water and Pandemics

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by Alina Donets, lead portfolio manager and a Vice President with Allianz Global Investors 

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