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Business on the Front Lines

News and perspectives from corporations working to directly impact the COVID-19 public health crisis. Content from this collection may include updates from medical supply or pharmaceutical companies, businesses that have pivoted their production to support the medical response to COVID-19 or hospitals that are navigating many secondary impacts of the pandemic (both economic and human).

A COVID-19 vaccine has passed its first human trial. But is it the frontrunner?

A COVID-19 vaccine has passed its first human trial. But is it the frontrunner?

By: Nsikan Akpan
Source: National Geographic
Date of Publication: May 29th, 2020
Moderna Therapeutics has just entered phase two of its clinical trials. Here's how mRNA vaccines work and what the latest developments mean.
Eli Lilly starts human study of a potential coronavirus treatment

Eli Lilly starts human study of a potential coronavirus treatment

By: Reuters
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 1st, 2020
Eli Lilly said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential treatment for Covid-19, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease.
Who Dares To Rent A Dress Now? Coronavirus Upends The Sharing Economy

Who Dares To Rent A Dress Now? Coronavirus Upends The Sharing Economy

By: Shannon Bond
Source: NPR
Date of Publication: June 1st, 2020
Rent the Runway, Uber and other sharing economy services are being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Uber made the Fortune 500, but it might not stick

Uber made the Fortune 500, but it might not stick

By: ADAM LASHINSKY AND AARON PRESSMAN
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: May 18th, 2020
The sixty-sixth edition of the Fortune 500 debuts today. Uber is named to the top 500 for the first time, but current events may affect its future ranking.
Ford kills COVID-19 with ingenious car heater hack_Fast Company

Ford kills COVID-19 with ingenious car heater hack

By: Mark Wilson
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: May 29th, 2020
A software update allows Ford police SUVs to sterilize themselves.
Kroger Thank You

Kroger provides $130 million in “thank you” pay for associates

By: Michael Browne
Source: Supermarket News
Date of Publication: May 15th, 2020
Giving back to their front-line employees, the grocery store Kroger has earmarked $130 in "thank you pay" to those essential workers who have worked during this pandemic
Are brands living up to their purpose during the coronavirus crisis

Are brands living up to their purpose during the coronavirus crisis?

By: Matthew Valentine
Source: Marketingweek
Date of Publication: March 23rd, 2020
An article that weighs different business responses to covid19
Why big brands are jumping on the face mask bandwagon

Why big brands are jumping on the face mask bandwagon

By: Parija Kavilanz
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: May 19th, 2020
An article that delves into branded facemasks
Plans Unveiled for the Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels and Disney Stores

Plans Unveiled for the Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels and Disney Stores

By: Thomas Smith
Source: The Walt Disney Company
Date of Publication: May 27th, 2020
Following the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, we’re pleased to share that more Disney magic is coming back. Today, we submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing our approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11.
Disney wants to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom July 11. SeaWorld aims for June 11. Masks and temperature checks required.

Disney wants to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom July 11. SeaWorld aims for June 11. Masks and temperature checks required.

By: Stephen Hudak, Ryan Gillespie, Dewayne Bevil and Gabrielle Russon
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Date of Publication: May 27th, 2020
Walt Disney World plans to reopen its four theme parks in two phases in July, while SeaWorld is moving ahead with plans to open its doors in just three weeks, theme park officials said on Wednesday.

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    The Changing Nature of Work

    From virtual offices to essential workers, explore how companies are adapting to changes in the way we work.
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    Business on the Front Lines

    News and perspectives from corporations rising to the challenge of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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    Service and Community

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