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A Legacy of Helping to Address Viral Pandemics

By John Sayre, Senior Vice President of Development Operations at Gilead
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When I was in college, I learned about the Spanish Flu in a class on the history of medicine. I found the pandemic so fascinating that I reached out to my grandmother Cordelia to ask her about it. She was about 80 by then but still remembered it vividly. She described driving through a neighborhood in Akron, Ohio at the age of 15 and seeing people throwing furniture out of an attic window. Everyone in the house had died, and they were burning everything inside to kill the germs.

What Can We Learn from the Current Covid-19 Crisis on Shaping the Dialogue Between Science and Society?

By Monika Lessl, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Innovation, R&D and Societal Engagement and Executive Director Bayer Foundation
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how we work, live, and behave. As the pandemic was expanding, so was the importance of science. Suddenly, I saw researchers and medical experts in the spotlight and playing crucial roles in political decision-making. 

Stories from the COVID-19 Front Lines

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From the frontlines of healthcare to small businesses and big cities, Fifth Third has seen so many of our customers and partners rise to the challenge as we fight COVID-19. We have been very inspired by many of their stories, and very proud to serve them as they work hard to serve others.

Here are some of their amazing stories, told by our dedicated Fifth Third Bank team members:

Tetra Tech Recognizes Safety Month 2020: Safer and Stronger Together

Celebrating 10 years of Safety Month
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On June 1, 2010, Tetra Tech launched its first Safety Month campaign to promote an annual focused safety message as part of the company’s strong safety culture. Our Health & Safety leaders teamed up with the U.S. National Safety Council to provide our employees with access to various safety tools and resources, and Tetra Tech’s Safety Month was born.

Inaugural WELL Conference Cancelled for 2020

Rescheduled from March 2020 to August 2020, the inaugural event now cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus considerations.
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NEW YORK -- May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - After continuous monitoring and careful consideration of the most recent information provided about the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, The WELL Conference has been cancelled for 2020. The inaugural event was originally planned for March 2020, then rescheduled to August 16-19, 2020, at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

DKMS Extends International Footprint With South African Partnership

DKMS AND THE SUNFLOWER FUND JOIN FORCES ON WORLD BLOOD CANCER DAY
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NEW YORK, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– DKMS is pleased to announce a collaboration with The Sunflower Fund in South Africa to provide patients worldwide with a second chance at life.

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS will begin operations in South Africa today, May 28,

2020. DKMS decided to announce the partnership on May 28th in honor of World Blood Cancer Day, a global awareness day to stand in solidarity with blood cancer patients around the world.   

United Turns Old Uniforms Into Masks for Employees

Airline upcycles employee uniforms into 7,500 face coverings for airport operations workers on the front line at San Francisco International
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CHICAGO, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and the airline’s San Francisco Maintenance Base that were made from 12,284 pounds of uniforms United upcycled.

'NEXT Coalition' of Leading U.S. Engineering and Construction Firms Challenges Industry to Enhance Health, Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

‘Construction Safety Challenge’ seeks rapidly deployable, scalable innovations that address outbreak-related challenges today with an eye towards future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (27 May 2020) /3BL Media/ – While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced shutdowns of many global businesses, a coalition of leading critical infrastructure and construction companies has banded together to launch the “NEXT Coalition” to promote and share industry safety best practices.

Beware of These 6 Money Risks Caused by COVID-19

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The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been swift as many reel from faltering paychecks and falling investments. Add to that an increased concern for health and safety, and it’s easy to see why consumers today are, well, uneasy.

All this uncertainty can lead people to commit money blunders they wouldn’t commonly make. However, at a time when there are so many things outside of our control, it’s more important than ever to zone in on those within our control and avoid making unnecessary financial mistakes. Here are six areas where you should maintain your guard.

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 7: What Our “New Normal” Might Look Like Until We Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

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This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

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