COVID-19

American Airlines Delivers an Additional 3 Million Vaccines Abroad on Behalf of White House COVID-19 Task Force

Airline donates second cargo flight to deliver more vaccine to Guatemala — 4.5 million doses in total
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FORT WORTH, Texas, July 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Following the White House’s announcement to share at least 80 million U.S. vaccine doses globally this summer, American Airlines has now moved 4.5 million coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine doses to Guatemala. Recently, American delivered 3 million doses of vaccines on a donated cargo-only nonstop flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City.

Extending COVID Surveillance Capabilities Beyond Big Cities

With the debut of Illumina's COVIDSeq Assay, smaller labs are participating in Covid-19 surveillance
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“Last month, we had the biggest peak [of positive COVID cases] since the pandemic began,” says Dr. Adrian Alejandro Ceballos López, Medical Director of Biomédicos de Mérida. Biomédicos is the only lab that has adopted sequencing for clinical applications in the southern part of Mexico, an area characterized by extreme economic disparities.

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a hands-on workshop in how genetic information can help us more quickly control a pandemic. Relying on the SARS-CoV-2 code, first made public in January 2020, researchers at academic labs were ready to develop a diagnostic test for the virus within weeks (although regulators were slow to greenlight them).

Omaha Public Schools Taps Coaches to Ease Transition to Hybrid Learning

Verizon Innovative Learning educators used their expertise to support entire district during pandemic
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By: Kenrya Rankin

Verizon Innovative Learning coaches Jenni Sherrill and Sara Newman and principal Dr. Carrie Carr say the resources and professional development provided by the program helped them support their school district during the pandemic.

Announcing Reimagining Green(er) Solutions to Hunger Challenge

A partnership between PIMCO, Global FoodBanking Network, and PYXERA Global
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July 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The COVID-19 pandemic has been driving an unprecedented increase in demand for food, pushing us closer towards a global hunger crisis. Nearly one in three people worldwide faces food insecurity, with upwards of 811 million people facing chronic hunger. Current models estimate that of the 660 million people estimated to still be facing chronic hunger in 2030, at least 30 million would not still face hunger had the pandemic not occurred.

Can We Reboot Office Buildings As Data Centers?

In a future of hybrid working and “edge” computing, we will need less city center office space and many more centrally located data centers. Can we convert one into the other?
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It is now almost universally accepted that we are not all going back to the office, at least not full time. So what does that mean for the proportion of commercial real estate that will be surplus to requirements? As the post-Covid world begins to take shape, property owners must find an alternative use for potentially many millions of square feet of once-prime space.  

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Fund to Support Supply Chain Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

RBA allocates $500,000 for direct worker-relief and longer-term CSO projects that support workers
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced a worker fund that will distribute $500,000 over two phases: Phase 1 will immediately and directly assist foreign migrant workers who need urgent support due to negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and Phase 2 will support projects that create longer-term protections for vulnerable workers in international supply chains, including projects that address adverse impacts of the pandemic.

Four Post-COVID-19 Supply Chain Sustainability Trends to Watch

Future Ready™ organizations are focusing on supply chain transparency; climate risk and resilience; justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; and greenhouse gas reductions.
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Note: This is the second article in a series highlighting changes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies we expect to see in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines changes to sustainability strategies to address vulnerable supply chains.

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Note: This is the second article in a series highlighting changes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies we expect to see in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines changes to sustainability strategies to address vulnerable supply chains.

Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines to Communities

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FedEx Express Canada Senior CTV Driver, Ashley Rajkumar, shares what it meant for him to deliver the COVID-19 vaccines within his community. Thank you, Ashley, and the entire FedEx team, for your continued efforts to safely and quickly help eradicate COVID-19 across Canada.

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