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'First line of defense': COVID Prompts Rethink in Role of Buildings

By Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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From office workers to students, Americans facing colder weather and more time inside have a pressing question: How can they keep safe amid a pandemic that scientists say thrives in indoor settings?

The search for answers has prompted a new look at what architects and their buildings can do to help, both now and in the future.

Read more via Reuters on how our buildings can help promote health and safety, featuring IWBI president & CEO Rachel Hodgdon.

Empowering Rural Doctors Through Digital Nutrition Education

Herbalife Nutrition announces a new partnership with the Chinese Red Cross Foundation
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As part of Herbalife Nutrition’s Nutrition for Zero Hunger (NFZH) global initiative to eradicate hunger and provide nutrition education and resources, Herbalife Nutrition partnered with the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) to launch the Rural Doctors Online Training program.

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.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Announces $50K USD Pandemic Response Prize

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More than ever, we, Cisco, believe in the power of technology to solve global problems. In recent history, never have we been more in need of innovative technology solutions that positively impact nearly every aspect of society. From public health and food systems to the world of work and unemployment, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the global landscape. Over 1.3 million people have lost their lives.

Mohawk Group Talks Health, Safety and Sustainability in the COVID Era

as featured on the I Hear Design podcast from interiors+sources
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In this episode of the I Hear Design podcast from interiors+sources, guests Royce Epstein and Ramie Vagal of Mohawk Group offer their insights into the role that net positive carpet and flooring can play in protecting the health

NYC Test & Trace Corps and Port Authority Open Free COVID-19 Testing Site at JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, Pilot Program Launches to Provide Free COVID-19 Test Kits to New Yorkers Booked on Return Flights

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The new testing site will offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to essential airport and airline workers, in addition to travelers, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Test & Trace Corps pilot program will provide free self-test kits to JetBlue customers on select domestic flights to help travelers comply with New York State’s quarantine requirements.

 
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The new testing site will offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to essential airport and airline workers, in addition to travelers, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Test & Trace Corps pilot program will provide free self-test kits to JetBlue customers on select domestic flights to help travelers comply with New York State’s quarantine requirements.

 

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. 

General Motors Donates Face Masks and Flu Vaccines to California Communities

One million face masks distributed to new state testing lab, schools and homeless shelters will help support health and safety of Californians; GM to provide funding for 5,000 flu vaccines available to Californians in need
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One million face masks distributed to new state testing lab, schools and homeless shelters will help support health and safety of Californians

GM to provide funding for 5,000 flu vaccines available to Californians in need

LIXIL Marks World Toilet Day 2020, Improving Sanitation for 21 Million People in Over 38 Countries

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TOKYO, November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On November 19, LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, and an advocate of universal access to basic sanitation, celebrates World Toilet Day 2020 by marking improved access to toilets for 21 million people in over 38 countries.¹ As part of the commemoration, LIXIL will release the first progress report for the ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership with UNICEF, highlighting joint efforts to end open defecation and provide access to clean and safe toilets in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Feeding Kids and Fueling Dreams During a Pandemic

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a Truist Cares* grant recipient, continues to help underserved youth find comfort and hope when it’s needed most.
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