COVID-19

DA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics' COVID-19 Collection Materials for Emergency Use

Press Release

SECAUCUS, N.J., October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Quest Diagnostics Collection kit for COVID-19 (COVID-19 Collection kits), which are intended to be used as part of a program to collect anterior nares (nasal) swab specimens for molecular testing at the laboratory.**

Can Indoor Humidity Impact Covid-19 Transmission? Let's Take a Look

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The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us all that indoor air quality matters, and that indoor spaces need clean air in order to protect the health and well-being of the people inside them. One of the key factors in helping improve overall air quality is humidity: a measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air.

The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series: “A Foundation for Action”

Translating Research into Action + Deploying Strategies for Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery
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In September 2021, IWBI released an in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats into the future. Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report integrates proven strategies from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and actionable insights garnered from IWBI staff and nearly 600 members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

Over the next few months, we will repost a chapter from the report every week to help highlight specific themes and insights. The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series continues with initial sections from the chapter, “A Foundation for Action.”

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In September 2021, IWBI released an in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats into the future. Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report integrates proven strategies from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and actionable insights garnered from IWBI staff and nearly 600 members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

Over the next few months, we will repost a chapter from the report every week to help highlight specific themes and insights. The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series continues with initial sections from the chapter, “A Foundation for Action.”

CSRHub Data Used for COVID-19 Research and Analysis

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CSRHub data was used as a major resource for a recent academic paper. The study examines the effect of Covid-19 on the U.S. tourism and hospitality industry, and the impact CSR practices have on firms' success responding to Covid-19.

Black and Hispanic Communities Are Lagging in Getting Vaccinated. How These Organizations Are Trying to Change That

by Eric Berger
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At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruth Clements worked 18 hours a day for Quest Diagnostics as the leader of a $100 million initiative, Quest for Health Equity, to close healthcare gaps exposed by the virus.

“I know everything that you could think of when it comes to COVID-19,” says Clements, who also serves as GM of the company’s infectious disease and immunology section.

Thinkabit Lab Inventions: COVID-19 Response - Part 2

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In 2020, everyday life was suddenly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools closed, hospitals were overwhelmed, and masks became essential. Students, naturally observant, were drawn to the pandemic-related problems and inspired to invent relevant and highly valued solutions. Watch how they used an Internet of Things framework to mitigate the challenges and help people in this much needed time.

2021 Rocket Social/ACCP Research: Impact of COVID-19 and the Racial Justice Movement on CSR

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It’s been 18 months and the global pandemic, alongside deep social and political unrest, remains central in the daily lives of most people around the world. Recently, Realized Worth had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of ACCP about their research on the impact of COVID-19 and the racial justice movement on corporate social responsibility. What we learned was encouraging!

Thinkabit Lab Inventions: COVID-19 Response - Part 1

Multimedia with summary

In 2020, everyday life was suddenly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools closed, hospitals were overwhelmed, and masks became essential. Students, naturally observant, were drawn to the pandemic-related problems and inspired to invent relevant and highly valued solutions. Watch how they used an Internet of Things framework to mitigate the challenges and help people in this much needed time.

Kids Back to School? Our Tech Can Help Ease Your Mind

With BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid tests and connected diabetes care, feel better about the return to classrooms.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic kept many kids out of the classroom for more than a year-and-a-half, students around the country are venturing from their rooms at home to First Period home room to rejoin classmates.

And parents understandably could be feeling the anxiety of separation.

How to cut that uncertainty? Preparation.

Why Emergency Preparedness Plans Are Crucial for Businesses Amidst the Pandemic

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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As companies start bringing people back to in-person work at offices and facilities, the health protocols of those work environments are more top-of-mind than ever, often in ways that never occurred to people before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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