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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).

Moderna spars with US scientists over COVID-19 vaccine trials

Exclusive: Moderna spars with U.S. scientists over COVID-19 vaccine trials

By: Marisa Taylor and Robin Respaut
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 7th, 2020
As the United States accelerates the search for a coronavirus vaccine, tensions have erupted between government scientists and Moderna Inc, one of the leading developers, Reuters has learned.
U.S. government awards Novavax $1.6 billion for coronavirus vaccine

U.S. government awards Novavax $1.6 billion for coronavirus vaccine

By: Julie Steenhuysen
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 7th, 2020
The U.S. government has awarded Novavax Inc $1.6 billion to cover testing, commercialization and manufacturing of a potential coronavirus vaccine in the United States, with the aim of delivering 100 million doses by January 2021.
COVID-19 — a timeline of the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 — a timeline of the coronavirus outbreak

By: Jenny Lei Ravelo, Sara Jerving
Source: Devex
Date of Publication: July 3rd, 2020
The timeline below tracks the development of the outbreak as it unfolds. Total cases as of July 3: 10,871,362 and 521,298 deaths.
Pfizer reports encouraging early covid-19 vaccine data

Pfizer reports encouraging early coronavirus vaccine data

By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2020
In a small trial, an experimental vaccine triggered immune responses similar to those in recovered patients.
Regeneron Begins Testing Coronavirus Antibody Cocktail Therapy - WSJ

Regeneron Begins Testing Coronavirus Antibody Cocktail Therapy

By: Jonathan D. Rockoff
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 11th, 2020
If the drug proves to work safely, it could be available for emergency use as early as the fall, company says.
LAX will try thermal cameras to spot travelers with COVID-19

LAX will try thermal cameras to spot travelers with COVID-19

By: Hugo Martin, Dakota Smith
Source: LA Times
Date of Publication: June 22nd, 2020
Hoping to make flying safer, Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday will begin testing thermal cameras to identify passengers with high body temperatures as a way of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Yosemite Closes Campgrounds After Coronavirus Spike In California

Yosemite Closes Campgrounds After Coronavirus Spike In California

Source: KPBS
Date of Publication: June 23rd, 2020
California's Yosemite National Park is reversing course two weeks after reopening and now says it will hold off on reopening campgrounds through the month of July after a spike in coronavirus cases in the state.
This is a ‘pivotal week’ for Texas, Florida, other states with coronavirus spikes, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

This is a ‘pivotal week’ for Texas, Florida, other states with coronavirus spikes, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

By: William Feuer
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 22nd, 2020
States seeing major spikes in new coronavirus cases are heading into a “pivotal week” that might determine whether “they’re tipping over into exponential growth or not,” former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb said. The longer officials in these states allow the virus to spread, Gottlieb said, the more difficult it will be to bring it under control. “They’re having major outbreaks underway. There’s no question about it,” Gottlieb said.
Coronavirus live updates: NYC Marathon canceled as more states see rising case totals

Coronavirus live updates: NYC Marathon canceled as more states see rising case totals

By: Hannah Miller, Jasmine Kim, Megan Graham
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
The coronavirus continues to surge in states around the country, mostly in the South and West. Testifying before members of Congress on Tuesday, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said parts of the U.S. are beginning to see a “disturbing surge” and described the overall situation as a “mixed bag” across different regions and states.
A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity_ Virus-Proofing the New Office - The New York Times

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

By: Natasha Singer and Julie Creswell
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: June 22nd, 2020
Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it’s too soon to tell if they will work.

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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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    Leading in a Crisis

    Uncertainty can be disorienting and disruptive. Learn from business leaders about what it’s like to navigate their organizations and people through a global pandemic.
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    Service and Community

    We’re in this together. Discover ways corporations are serving their communities and pivoting to become essential services.
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