Monthly Archives: December 2020

New COVID Strain Emerges in UK: What You Need to Know
By admin December 22, 2020

  A new, highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) strain — with reportedly 70% more transmissibility — has been detected in the UK and it may already be in the U.S. Many countries have already temporarily suspended travel to/from the UK. Here’s what you need to know. CNBC: “The new coronavirus strain that was first detected in

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COVID-19 & Mental Health: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
By admin December 17, 2020

This is a different tack from our usual focus on business, politics etc but it’s necessary to sometimes take a step back. With that in mind, we just wanted to speak to you (wherever you are in the world) and let you know that it’s okay not to be okay as we continue to fight

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Vaccine Day: First Vaccines are Delivered in the U.S.
By admin December 14, 2020

Vaccine Day! Today marks the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States and the first vaccine took place in New York City, which was the hardest hit. Frontline healthcare workers around the country are now receiving shots. Read some key excerpts below. New York Times: “The first coronavirus vaccination in the United States took place

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Diversity & Inclusion: Six Critical Benefits of a D&I Program
By admin December 11, 2020

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) or Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (D, E&I) is now a critical component of business planning, HR and operations. Smart companies understand that investing in D&I is a critical part of business performance and short and long-term investment. Here are some reasons why you should consider developing and implementing a comprehensive D&EI

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Global News Headlines — Global News Digest for December 9,2020
By admin December 9, 2020

Once a week, we share the top news headlines around the world. Just scroll below to get the latest from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Americas News Bill Gates says new ways of coronavirus testing and improved treatments will ‘mostly be valuable for the next pandemic’Business Insider, New York, N.Y, U.S.

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The COVID Vaccine is an Immigrant Success Story
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Given the anti-immigrant hysteria that gripped some parts of Europe and the U.S., it’s worth noting that immigrants are behind the Moderna and Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines and they really deserve the credit. Reason notes the following: “Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of Moderna, emigrated with his parents from Lebanon to Canada, as a teenager. Ugur Sahin and

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UK Starts Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Program
By admin December 8, 2020

The UK became the first Western country to initiate a mass COVID vaccination program, a milestone moment in the course of the pandemic. Some key stories below. CNN: The first Briton to get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine — 90-year-old Margaret Keenan — received the first of two doses at 6:31 a.m. local time on Tuesday at University Hospital

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Rochelle Walensky Named New CDC Director; Biden Names Health Team
By admin December 7, 2020

Rochelle Walensky, the highly respected chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been selected by President-elect Biden to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Given the long-running issues with the CDC during the Trump administration, including politicization, alleged mismanagement and data suppression, Dr. Walensky’s appointment is a welcome relief for

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The Biden Presidency and Cleantech: Prospects for Growth
By admin December 4, 2020

President-Elect Biden will re-commit to the Paris Agreement and has already established the Green Economy/Sustainability as a core part of his “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan. So, will the Biden admin move quickly to generate (green) new jobs & address the climate? Much depends on the GA Senate runoffs in January but we still

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COVID-19 Vaccine: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?
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Given that vaccines typically take years to develop, development of the COVID-19 vaccine is the fastest in history. With vaccine distribution now underway in the UK and the United States, there’s still one lingering question: How did the scientific world make such rapid progress and what lessons can we take forward to tackle new epidemics and/or

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