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AstraZeneca Vaccine is 75% Effective for 90 Days after Single Shot: Study
By admin February 3, 2021

A single dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is 76% effective for up to 90 days after vaccination, a new study out of the U.K. suggests. Article below via Daily News: University of Oxford researchers published a study Tuesday in Preprints with The Lancet, indicating that the first of the two prescribed doses affords a formidable

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COVID Vaccines to Ship to Retail Pharmacies Next Week
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COVID Vaccines: The U.S. will begin shipping doses of the Covid-19 vaccine directly to retail pharmacies next week, as the Biden administration expands how and where Americans can get inoculated. The initial shipment of 1 million doses will go to 6,500 stores starting Feb. 11, said Jeffrey Zients, the Biden administration’s Covid-19 coordinator.States were left

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Managing Through COVID-19: Integrated Solutions for Government and Business
By admin May 7, 2020

PDF: TBG — COVID-19 Response Team — Overview of Solutions Although some countries (or states/provinces) are now moving to relax lockdown/quarantine measures, COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) continues to pose serious challenges to health systems, governments and the general population. Given that we are dealing with a pandemic that is still relatively unknown, it is clear that much

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Fighting COVID-19 Onboard: How and Why Airlines Must Adjust to the New Reality
By admin April 30, 2020

In fighting COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the airlines’ new face mask requirement is a step in the right direction. But in order to fully “upgrade”, airlines will have to do a lot more to address hygiene and bacteria concerns. Planes can serve as bacterial/viral “super-carriers” and so airlines will become the key testing and proving ground for

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What is Contact Tracing and Why is it Needed to Combat COVID-19?
By admin April 29, 2020

Credit:  Photo by Ramon Costa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images We have been talking to the Infectious Disease Epidemiologists (“Disease Detectives”) on our COVID-19 Response Team about the important of Contact Tracing. So, what exactly is Contact Tracing and why is it so important? Per this article, it’s a tried and tested method of determining who has

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COVID-19 Response Team
By admin April 15, 2020

  Are you able to effectively respond to and manage through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic? We have mobilized our Crisis/Emergency Management Team to support governments, institutions and corporations with actionable solutions drawn from the frontlines. Get guidance from our leading Epidemiologists and Public Health, Crisis Management, Emergency Response, Humanitarian Response, Evaluation and Data Management experts.

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Covid-19: The Economic Response
By admin April 4, 2020

In a matter of weeks, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has transformed Western democracies. States have shut down businesses and sealed people indoors. With the expected slowdown in the economy and dark clouds of a global recession, governments around the world are scrambling to find a financial cure that would stimulate the economy and midgate the

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Dark Green Side of the Novel Coronavirus
By admin March 27, 2020

Although it seems from an entirely different era, it was only last month when we covered the gathering of the world’s leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Unlike in other years, this year’s conference was dedicated mostly to sustainable development and climate change. Indeed, When reading these lines, it is hard to believe

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Corporate Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
By admin March 24, 2020

As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is felt here in New York City and across the globe, The Bassiouni Group (TBG) is taking all necessary measures to ensure that our workplace, people and clients are safeguarded and that we have the strictest protocols in place for business continuity. We have taken the following

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Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19): Lessons from Effective Humanitarian Action
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requires strong and decisive leadership. Governments can learn from the UN’s humanitarian response experiences. In this article, Dr. Bassiouni shares his experiences as a former UN Humanitarian Coordinator, and how the lessons from Somalia, Ethiopia, Israel and other countries can inform the response today.  Excerpt below: “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has

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Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19): Corporate Heroes
By admin March 20, 2020

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacting and transforming lives all over the world, there has never been a more important time for corporations to demonstrate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship through action. With your help (use the #CorporateHeroes hash-tag), we want to start tracking and listing all of the companies that are *proactively* taking measures

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Coronavirus and Emerging Markets
By admin March 17, 2020

Unfortunately, global financial markets are finally catching up to the threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they now act as a litmus paper that shows the risk and uncertainty of rapidly approaching global recession. Interdependence between economies – resulted from interlinked supply chains and tourism – means that the outbreak cannot be considered an

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The “Meningitis-Belt”
By admin April 25, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that nearly 500 people have died this year in Nigeria due to a meningitis outbreak. Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control has reported that there are approximately 4,637 suspected cases lingering around the country. This center has also warned that there are not enough vaccines, more specifically “for the stereotype

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