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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).

Americans splurged over Labor Day weekend. That's the good news

Americans splurged over Labor Day weekend. That's the good news

By: Howard Schneider
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
People flocked to stores - and back to restaurants - over Labor Day weekend in the United States, setting post-pandemic highs for retail foot traffic and seated dining but also posing a puzzle.
Boston Dynamic robot dogs are being used to monitor COVID-19 patients

If you’re in the hospital with COVID-19, this robot dog might come take your vital signs

By: Adele Peters
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2020
Dr. Spot will see you now. A study found the robots were good at gathering information from patients—and the patients like them too.
Vaccine makers pledge safety will be foremost - The Washington Post

Vaccine CEOs issue safety pledge amid Trump’s quest for pre-election approval

By: Christopher Rowland
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2020
Nine chief executives issued an extraordinary joint statement Tuesday seeking to bolster faith in coronavirus vaccine.
Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity - WSJ

Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity

By: Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 4th, 2020
Drug, logistics and public-health officials assemble a cold-storage supply chain as experimental vaccines approach the end of late-stage testing.
US stockpiling 3 different types of coronavirus vaccines through 'Operation Warp Speed' _ Fox Business

US stockpiling 3 different types of coronavirus vaccines through 'Operation Warp Speed'

By: Megan Henney
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: September 1st, 2020
Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed has doses -- none of which have been approved or authorized for use -- from 3 companies.
U.S. scraps Philips ventilator order in 2020 earnings blow

U.S. scraps Philips ventilator order in 2020 earnings blow

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
Philips (PHG.AS) said the U.S. Department of Health had cancelled most of an order for 43,000 ventilators, leading the Dutch medical equipment maker to cut its 2020 earnings outlook.
GSK, partner Vir join race to find COVID-19 antibody treatment

GSK, partner Vir join race to find COVID-19 antibody treatment

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
GlaxoSmithKline and partner Vir Biotechnology have started testing their experimental antibody on early-stage COVID-19 patients, entering the race to find a winner in a promising class of antiviral drugs to combat the pandemic.
Eli Lilly Studies Experimental Covid-19 Drug in Nursing Homes - WSJ

Eli Lilly Studies Experimental Covid-19 Drug in Nursing Homes

By: Peter Loftus
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 3rd, 2020
Late-stage trial explores whether antibody drug can help reduce infections in facilities with a diagnosed coronavirus case.
Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline Ink Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With U.S. - WSJ

Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline Ink Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With U.S.

By: Joseph Walker
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: July 31st, 2020
The deal, worth up to $2.1 billion and for 100 million doses, is the latest signed by the U.S. to secure supplies of Covid-19 vaccines.
The world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine study begins, a U.S. trial that will include 30,000 people to see if the shots really work

The world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine study begins, a U.S. trial that will include 30,000 people to see if the shots really work

Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 27th, 2020
The world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, will really protect.

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