Pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. David Ho Honored on World AIDS Day with National AIDS Memorial’s Leadership Recognition Award

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:25pm

They were honored with the memorials National Leadership Recognition Award for their lifelong commitment, work and profound impact they have had over the span of 40 years and two pandemics in advancing science, treatments and education around both diseases.

Key Points: 
  • They were honored with the memorials National Leadership Recognition Award for their lifelong commitment, work and profound impact they have had over the span of 40 years and two pandemics in advancing science, treatments and education around both diseases.
  • Given the unprecedented mobilization of the scientific community to address both of these problems, I think vaccines will be forthcoming.
  • I just would have to echo what David says, hope in two directions, said Dr. Fauci.
  • Today was very moving and extremely powerful on so many levels, said John Cunningham, Executive Director of the National AIDS Memorial.

Pre-Owned Watch Company Topwatch Reports Growth and Global Expansion in 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Recording extraordinary growth year-on-year, Topwatch is proving to be the fastest-growing, independently owned certified pre-owned watch operation on the continent.

Key Points: 
  • Recording extraordinary growth year-on-year, Topwatch is proving to be the fastest-growing, independently owned certified pre-owned watch operation on the continent.
  • Topwatch expects to complete over 4,200 transactions this year, selling over 2,000 items and purchasing well over 2,200 stock units.
  • Thanks to Topwatch's collective track record and reputation, watch enthusiasts from all around the globe refer to Topwatch as their go-to watch specialist.
  • With the global pandemic creating opportunities for international market trading, Topwatch enjoyed much success being ahead of the curve with years of global trading.

Pre-Owned Watch Company Topwatch Reports Growth and Global Expansion in 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Recording extraordinary growth year-on-year, Topwatch is proving to be the fastest-growing, independently owned certified pre-owned watch operation on the continent.

Key Points: 
  • Recording extraordinary growth year-on-year, Topwatch is proving to be the fastest-growing, independently owned certified pre-owned watch operation on the continent.
  • Topwatch expects to complete over 4,200 transactions this year, selling over 2,000 items and purchasing well over 2,200 stock units.
  • Thanks to Topwatch's collective track record and reputation, watch enthusiasts from all around the globe refer to Topwatch as their go-to watch specialist.
  • With the global pandemic creating opportunities for international market trading, Topwatch enjoyed much success being ahead of the curve with years of global trading.

Stopping COVID and Saving 'Our Humanity'

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 1:47pm

Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders and more, Our Humanity aims to bring COVID infection and mortality rates down through infographics, video messages, community organizing and partnership building, and Instagram Live conversations.

Key Points: 
  • Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders and more, Our Humanity aims to bring COVID infection and mortality rates down through infographics, video messages, community organizing and partnership building, and Instagram Live conversations.
  • Emery, a longtime healthcare and STEM advocate, founded Our Humanity because she knows first-hand the urgent need for outreach to BIPOC communities, among the hardest hit by the COVID pandemic.
  • "So much of the response to COVID-19 has proven that if we don't save ourselves, nobody else will," said Emery.
  • IG Live interviews featuring Emery and special guests are held weekly on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. EST.

PEDSnet Report Details How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Children

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 5:08pm

The report is based on electronic medical records data from more than 135,000 children who have been tested for infections from the SARS-CoV-2 virus from Jan. 1 through Sept. 8, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • The report is based on electronic medical records data from more than 135,000 children who have been tested for infections from the SARS-CoV-2 virus from Jan. 1 through Sept. 8, 2020.
  • However, we also notice the disproportionately high rates of infection among Black, Asian and Hispanic children as a clear target of further study."
  • Children covered by Medicaid and other public programs were more likely to test positive than children from privately insured families.
  • Now, the data can be quickly refreshed to allow further, deeper analysis as the pandemic continues.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 23, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 5:00pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • Canada needs a collective effort, from individuals and public health authorities, to support and sustain the response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.
  • What comes next for us this Fall and Winter is for every one of us to determine, through our decisions and actions.

New Research: Remote Employees Working Weekends, Logging Long Days

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:04pm

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows employees are working around the clock while at home.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows employees are working around the clock while at home.
  • More than half (55 per cent) of professionals who transitioned to a remote setup as a result of the pandemic said they work on the weekend.
  • In addition, one-third (34 per cent) of remote employees reported regularly putting in more than eight hours a day.
  • "Heavier workloads have become a reality for many professionals during the pandemic, making it more challenging to disconnect while at home.

Ad Council Launches $50 Million Fund for National COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:01am

This national initiative will complement government efforts and has set an initial goal of raising $50 million from the private sector, including the philanthropic community and corporations.

Key Points: 
  • This national initiative will complement government efforts and has set an initial goal of raising $50 million from the private sector, including the philanthropic community and corporations.
  • "Widespread adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine is our generation's 'moonshot' and will represent one of the largest public health interventions in our nation's history," said Lisa Sherman, Ad Council President and CEO.
  • The COVID Collaborative and the Ad Council have also recently partnered to develop the "Mask Up America" toolkit for the National Governors' Association.
  • Since the pandemic was declared in March, the Ad Council has mobilizedthe industry to launch an unprecedented, multi-pronged communications effort to combat COVID-19.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 22, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • Canada needs a collective effort, from individuals and public health authorities, to support and sustain the response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.
  • What comes next for us this Fall and Winter is for every one of us to determine, through our decisions and actions.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 21, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 5:00pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • Canada needs a collective effort, from individuals and public health authorities, to support and sustain the response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.
  • What comes next for us this Fall and Winter is for every one of us to determine, through our decisions and actions.