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Preparing for a Vaccine: American Cargo Operations Conducting Trial Flights From Miami to South America

Commercial airlines to play an essential role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines in the US and around the world
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The American Airlines Cargo team is preparing for its critical role in transporting the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine once approved. In mid-November, American’s cargo operation began conducting trial flights, in conjunction with pharmaceutical and cargo partners, from Miami to South America on its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

Ecolab Receives First EPA Approval for Biofilm Disinfection in Drains

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ST. PAUL, Minn., November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, is the first to receive EPA product approval for disinfection of biofilms[i] in wastewater drains for its Virasept™ product – an important part of a comprehensive environmental hygiene program designed to help effectively combat bacterial growth in hospitals.

Virasept (EPA Reg. No. 1677-226) is a patented, peracid mixture, ready-to-use cleaner, deodorizer and hospital disinfectant. 

FedEx Readies COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Pipeline

By Brett Larson I FOXBusiness I
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The world is closer to a coronavirus vaccine after Pfizer and BioNTech disclosed, on Monday, that their treatment proved to be 90% effective in the first 94 patients it was tested on.

While there is still work to do, when the vaccine becomes available, FedEx will be ready to deliver millions and eventually billions of doses from the manufacturers to the consumer.

Tetra Tech's Dominick DeRobertis Discusses Emergency Conversion of an Outpatient Rehab Center to a Surge-Capacity Health Care Facility

Rethinking best practices for the design and operation of health care facilities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Dominick DeRobertis joined Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group in 2000, becoming a senior vice president and director of health care in 2007. He has more than 25 years of experience in a wide variety of project types, including hospitals, educational facilities, museums, office buildings, hotels, residential buildings, tenant interiors, and retail.

Contact Tracing With Prophylactic Treatment Could Near-Eliminate Leprosy in a Single Generation, New Research Suggests

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  • Results from the Novartis Foundation-initiated Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) program covered more than 150,000 people across seven countries
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programs, and is generally well accepted by patients, their contacts, and health-care workers
  • Novartis has been committed to eliminating leprosy for over 30 years, with its multidrug therapy for the disease donated for free to over 7m patients since 2000
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  • Results from the Novartis Foundation-initiated Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) program covered more than 150,000 people across seven countries
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programs, and is generally well accepted by patients, their contacts, and health-care workers
  • Novartis has been committed to eliminating leprosy for over 30 years, with its multidrug therapy for the disease donated for free to over 7m patients since 2000

4 Ways Johnson & Johnson Is Cultivating Outside-the-Box Innovations for COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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In addition to its own cadre of scientists hard at work fighting the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson also supports external researchers and entrepreneurs equally dedicated to finding solutions for the current health crisis. We take a look at some of this groundbreaking work happening across the globe—from San Francisco to Seoul.

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In addition to its own cadre of scientists hard at work fighting the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson also supports external researchers and entrepreneurs equally dedicated to finding solutions for the current health crisis. We take a look at some of this groundbreaking work happening across the globe—from San Francisco to Seoul.

Putting Purpose into Action: Global Healthcare Access

Excerpts from the 2020 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ADDING BUSINESS VALUE

Our business success depends on our ability to make our products and therapies accessible to the patients who need them. We are working to improve the availability and affordability of our products by forming partnerships around new healthcare models and investing in critical skills and infrastructure. Our approach benefits society by increasing access to essential healthcare for underserved communities.

EXPANDING ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE

Department of Defense Study Finds Risk of Exposure To COVID-19 Is Almost Non-Existent on United Flights

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The results are in: Your risk of exposure to COVID-19 is almost non-existent on our flights (yes, even on a full flight). 

Learn more about the robotic mannequins, biodefense sensors and the results of this U.S. Department of Defense study here.

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Medtronic Donates Nearly $1 Million in Personal Protective Equipment to International Medical Corps for COVID-19 Response Efforts

In Partnership with the Medtronic Foundation, More Than 400,000 KN95 Respirators and 1.1 Million Surgical Masks to be Distributed to Healthcare Facilities Across Continental U.S. and Puerto Rico
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DUBLIN, October 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, today announced that it has donated nearly $1 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to relief organization International Medical Corps to support its ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

Tork® Site Safety Guide Shares Hygiene and Safety Recommendations for Manufacturers

Hygiene and health company Essity has developed the Tork Site Safety Guide for Manufacturing to share best practices
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