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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).

Global brands to freeze ad spend for at least 6 months amid Covid-19 crunch

Global brands to freeze ad spend for at least 6 months amid Covid-19 crunch

By: Rebecca Stewart
Source: The Drum
Date of Publication: May 13th, 2020
Advertising budgets worldwide have been slashed amidst the epidemic.
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Air Travel Is Going to Be Very Bad, for a Very Long Time

Air Travel Is Going to Be Very Bad, for a Very Long Time

By: James Fallows
Source: The Atlantic
Date of Publication: May 11th, 2020
An article on the difficulty that airlines face in returning to anything approaching normal service after Covid-19
Hot Topics: COVID-19 from the Healthcare Perspective

Hot Topics: COVID-19 from the Healthcare Perspective

By: Page Society
Source: Page Society
Date of Publication: May 7th, 2020
To offer a window into these aspects of COVID-19 response, Page held a Hot Topics call for Page and Page Up members featuring perspectives from several organizations - a healthcare system that treated the first COVID-19 patient in the U.S., one of the largest national clinical laboratories in the U.S., a leader in RNA-based drug discovery and a leader in messenger RNA-based vaccines. Here are some takeaways from that discussion, led by Orest Holubec, chief communication officer for Providence.
This is why we exist: Coronavirus and the CCO – Kati Everett, Novant Health

This is why we exist: Coronavirus and the CCO – Kati Everett, Novant Health

By: Kate Everett
Source: Page Society
Given the enormous impact of Coronavirus on companies, we are shifting gears for the next few episodes. Page has been convening its members to share knowledge and best practices in these uncharted territories. We will be bringing you insights from a few of our members with a first-hand look at how they are helping their organizations grapple with these circumstances. In our first episode in this series, Kati Everett, the CCO at Novant Health, shares with us how her team is helping the people at the front lines of this battle, at a time when their business priorities have shifted entirely. The role of the communications team has never been more central to the organization when having the latest information saves lives. She ends by sharing advice for CCOs navigating this crisis, keeping in mind that there will be a time when we are post-crisis.
Infectious Diseases Experts Support Trump’s Use of Defense Production Act

Infectious Diseases Experts Support Trump’s Use of Defense Production Act

By: SHEA
Source: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Date of Publication: March 22nd, 2020
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America strongly supports President Trump’s use of his authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure healthcare workers have the personal protective equipment necessary to safely treat patients with COVID-19. Healthcare workers throughout the country have reported dire shortages of these critical supplies, putting patients and healthcare workers at risk as they lead the frontline response.
Healthcare Epidemiologists Ready U.S. Hospitals to Prevent and Care for Coronavirus Cases

Healthcare Epidemiologists Ready U.S. Hospitals to Prevent and Care for Coronavirus Cases

By: SHEA
Source: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Date of Publication: January 31st, 2020
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) emphasizes the importance of supporting novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) preparedness efforts with rigorous commitment to infection prevention and science-based decision making. SHEA members – healthcare epidemiologists and other experts in infection prevention and infectious diseases working in collaboration with public health – are experienced in outbreak management, having overseen preparedness and management of 2019-nCoV, SARS, MERS-CoV, H1N1, influenza, and other infectious diseases, and are working diligently to ensure safety.
Oracle Therapeutic Learning System Records Effectiveness of COVID-19 Drugs

Oracle Therapeutic Learning System Records Effectiveness of COVID-19 Drugs

By: Oracle
Source: Oracle
Date of Publication: April 1st, 2020
For the last several weeks, Oracle has been actively engaged in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Our primary goal has been to develop and deploy a series of cloud applications that will gather the data necessary to enable health professionals to answer one critical question: What drugs are effective in treating or preventing the COVID-19 virus?
Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight COVID-19 – White House Challenge_Northrop Grumman

Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight COVID-19 – White House Challenge

By: Northrup Grumman
Source: Northrup Grumman
Date of Publication: April 21st, 2020
White House challenges technology companies to fight coronavirus. Calling on high-tech companies across the country to step up in this time of crisis, the White House issued an Artificial Intelligence Challenge on March 16. The objective: use artificial intelligence or information technology innovations to predict, act or communicate to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on individuals, supply chains and the economy.
Know Your Symptoms_Rite Aid

Know Your Symptoms: COVID-19 vs. Cold, Flu or Allergies

By: Rite Aid
Source: Rite Aid
Date of Publication: March 26th, 2020
Rite Aid's guide to symptoms of Covid-19 vs. Allergies vs. cold vs. flu to encourage customers to know the difference.
Rite Aid Significantly Expands COVID-19 Testing _ Business Wire

Rite Aid Significantly Expands COVID-19 Testing

By: Rite Aid
Source: Business Wire
Date of Publication: May 7th, 2020
Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) will significantly expand its COVID-19 testing effort with the addition of 46 no-charge testing sites, most of which will operate through its stores’ drive-through windows, beginning May 11, 2020. Rite Aid is also expanding COVID-19 testing criteria at all testing sites to include adults who are not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, effective immediately in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

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  • The Changing Nature of Work COVID-19

    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 COVID-19

    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 COVID-19

    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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