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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).

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.
Brands Are Rallying to Fight the Coronavirus _ ANA

Brands Are Rallying to Fight the Coronavirus

By: Matthew Schwartz
Source: Association of National Advertisers
Date of Publication: June 12th, 2020
Budweiser, Crocs, Publix, and Hyundai, among others, have seized on opportunities to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market - The New York Times

Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market

By: Natasha Singer
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
As businesses grapple with how to safely reopen the workplace, companies like Fitbit and Verily, Google’s sister company, are rushing out new work force health-vetting and tracking tools.
CVS Reaches Goal To Open 1,000 Coronavirus Test Sites_Forbes

CVS Reaches Goal To Open 1,000 Coronavirus Test Sites

By: Bruce Japsen
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: May 28th, 2020
CVS Health Thursday said it is delivering as promised to open 1,000 testing locations for the Coronavirus strain Covid-19.
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These entrepreneurs are just about out of their paycheck protection funding. Here’s what’s next

These entrepreneurs are just about out of their paycheck protection funding. Here’s what’s next

By: Darla Mercado
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 14th, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program offered forgivable loans to entrepreneurs whose businesses were affected by Covid-19. Originally it was intended to cover up to eight weeks of payroll costs, rental expenses, utilities and more.
Businesses that received money in April are coming up on the end of their eight-week period. For restaurants and other businesses, it means they’re out of aid before they’re up and running.
Senate Democrats have proposed a new lifeline to allow the hardest-hit firms to apply for a second injection of PPP funding.

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