As SARS-CoV-2 moves fast through our global population, the pharmaceutical industry faces tremendous pressure to move even faster.
March, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Industry leaders are jousting with questions of how to quickly evaluate new and repurposed drugs while simultaneously readying their operations for rapid transformation. Novel partnerships between private R&D teams and public health agencies are emerging to address the “discovery” half of that equation, which leaves company leaders to grapple with the other half: how can they prepare their operations for commercial-scale manufacturing of a therapy that hasn’t yet been identified or approved?
March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is stepping in to help those at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks per month. Production capacity is being installed this week and the company will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks with initial distribution across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
March 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Brown-Forman Corporation today announced a donation of $1 million to COVID-19 response funds. The donation announced today supports multiple locations and agencies as Brown-Forman assesses community and industry needs and identifies the best ways to support those impacted by COVID-19.
#RaiseYourSpirits provides financial aid and other relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, today launched #RaiseYourSpirits, an initiative to support bars and restaurants debilitated by the COVID-19 shutdown. We have been devastated to watch our longtime partners and friends lose their livelihoods virtually overnight, as dining out, nightlife and entertainment grind to a halt around the world.
Nearly one month ago, together with Creator David Clark Cause and in partnership with United Nations Human Rights and the Linux Foundation, we announced climate change as the theme for the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge. In that brief period, much has changed. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has spread across the world with unprecedented effect and now has the potential to become the greatest crisis of modern times.
At IBM, I have the privilege of working with colleagues who have dedicated their lives and careers to advancing science and creating innovative technology that can be a force for progress in the world. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working closely with governments in the U.S.
Wells Fargo is supporting employees while protecting public safety through enhanced cleaning, social distancing in bank branches, remote work arrangements, benefit changes, and more.
For the first time in Wells Fargo’s history, bank branches across the U.S. imposed new social distancing guidelines March 19 — maximizing the distance among customers, and between customers and employees, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines.
Customers found lobby chairs moved six feet apart, customer chairs in banker offices moved, and the floors marked so they knew where to stand in the teller lines.
When their generation’s health is at risk and they get a little dose of fear…they spring into action.
How do you get young people to take social isolation seriously? In a recent announcement by Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, he said, “Someone asked me the other day, ‘what’s the penalty for a young person going out to a restaurant, or hanging out in a social gathering?’ The penalty is that you might kill your grandparent”.
PSEG Foundation provides $45,000 grant to address critical needs of children and families
NEWARK, N.J., March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The PSEG Foundation is supporting the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in its response to critical community needs throughout New Jersey as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is New Jersey's largest anti-hunger organization that works with over 1,000 community organizations and partners in the state. The PSEG Foundation provided The Community FoodBank of New Jersey a grant of $45,000 to address rising food insecurity.