Children are being hospitalized with COVID 19 at increasingly high rates, and those younger than 5 aren't eligible to receive a vaccine. We’re committed to helping in this area by investing in research for COVID-19 treatments for all ages.
Happy New Year - I want to start this message with a thank you.
Our frontline teams continue to put in a tremendous effort during what I know is an incredibly challenging and stressful time - the Omicron surge has put a strain on our operation, resulting in customer disruptions during a busy holiday season. I appreciate your professionalism, creativity, and caring approach – it’s really made all the difference in helping us manage the impact on our customers.
With just 30 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the IOC recently held a series of the traditional consultation calls with athlete representatives from around the world, the National Olympic Committees and the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations. They were also joined by the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee.
The COVID-19 pandemic reprioritized all aspects of our lives. We’re spending more time at home –– and when we venture out of the home, we are seeking experiences that feel safe. We’re more concerned than ever about our impact on the environment — and changing our habits because of it. We’re focusing on our health — and taking more control over what that looks like.
From a growing digital divide to vaccine equity, we highlight the economic and societal challenges that defined 2021 and point toward insights and resources from our partner network that can help advance shared prosperity around the world.
In the US, a two-track recovery exacerbates the jobs divide
MEMPHIS, Tenn. December 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – One year ago today, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, delivered the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines to dosing centers in the United States. The day marked a turning point in global efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic as transportation companies like FedEx, healthcare companies, and federal and state officials coordinated the first shipments to begin vaccinating communities across the U.S.
"This past summer, after seeing how badly the pandemic had affected the food security of many families in my community, I decided to create a charity bakery, Avi’s Sweet Treats, through which I baked and sold cupcakes to raise money for various causes.”
-Avi A., Arizona
How would a teen in your life use an Action Grant to spark connection and create change in their community? Encourage them to apply today before the 12/31/21 deadline: https://bit.ly/3wGOcYp
A meal distribution program that started at the beginning of the pandemic continues to deliver thousands of meals a week to underserved communities
When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered our offices in the spring of 2020 and thousands of employees began working remotely, our company found itself with a dilemma: lots of food in the cafeterias, but no one to eat it.
Rather than let it go to waste, Merck and FLIK Hospitality Group, our corporate dining partner, began looking for a way to put the food to use.
How every division at Merck is pitching in to address a global need
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has touched everyone’s lives, and a task as monumental as fighting back against COVID-19 takes more than just one person — or even just one department. From the earliest stages of the pandemic, we knew we had a responsibility to mobilize our scientific expertise and experience to help address the pandemic.
Dedicated teams across our company have come together to respond to this unique challenge. Because a global crisis calls for a global response.