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Thinkabit Lab Inventions: COVID-19 Response - Part 1

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In 2020, everyday life was suddenly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools closed, hospitals were overwhelmed, and masks became essential. Students, naturally observant, were drawn to the pandemic-related problems and inspired to invent relevant and highly valued solutions. Watch how they used an Internet of Things framework to mitigate the challenges and help people in this much needed time.

Kids Back to School? Our Tech Can Help Ease Your Mind

With BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid tests and connected diabetes care, feel better about the return to classrooms.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic kept many kids out of the classroom for more than a year-and-a-half, students around the country are venturing from their rooms at home to First Period home room to rejoin classmates.

And parents understandably could be feeling the anxiety of separation.

How to cut that uncertainty? Preparation.

Why Emergency Preparedness Plans Are Crucial for Businesses Amidst the Pandemic

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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As companies start bringing people back to in-person work at offices and facilities, the health protocols of those work environments are more top-of-mind than ever, often in ways that never occurred to people before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stevie Wonder to Headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles With Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers, 5 Seconds of Summer, at The Greek Theatre on September 25, 2021

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London Line-Up featuring Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Rag’n’Bone Man, and more

Broadcast Airing on BBC One on Sept. 25 from 5:30pm & Across the BBC until approx. 3:00am; Global Citizen Live highlights show airing on BBC One, Sunday at 4:30pm; Airing on ABC on Sept. 26 at 7:00pm EDT

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London Line-Up featuring Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Rag’n’Bone Man, and more

Broadcast Airing on BBC One on Sept. 25 from 5:30pm & Across the BBC until approx. 3:00am; Global Citizen Live highlights show airing on BBC One, Sunday at 4:30pm; Airing on ABC on Sept. 26 at 7:00pm EDT

Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report

Released today, the report culminates work of IWBI’s Task Force on COVID-19, provides a foundation for action built on the WELL Building Standard
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NEW YORK, September 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today released a new in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as well as policy and investment considerations as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats in the future.

Saying Thank You to North Texas Food Bank on National Nonprofit Day

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Have you ever wondered where your next meal is coming from or how to provide a healthy meal to your children when schools are closed? For families across North Texas, food insecurity was a daily reality before the pandemic. The financial strains imposed by COVID-19 left thousands more asking the same questions – many for the first time.

To fill the need, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) provided over 161 million meals to families in need between March 20, 2020, and June 30, 2021. This support continues as families begin to recover, and FedEx continues to be a part of the journey.

Companies Step Up to Support U.S. Students Returning to School

Words by Ellen R. Delisio
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It could take years to fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. students and schools. But educators and experts already know that as schools reopen, families and educators are still in the throes of financial uncertainty and academic struggles, and the needs are extensive.

Whirlpool Converts it's Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Facility Into a Vaccination Center

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Whirlpool Converts it's Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Facility Into a Vaccination Center

Earlier this month our employees in Mexico, together with the Mexican government, transformed our Nuevo León facility into a vaccination center, managing to administer more than 12,500 vaccines to Whirlpool Corporation employees, their families, and more than 20 neighboring companies.

Inspiring Health-Conscious Students Through Private-Public Partnerships for Education

by Dr. Joe Sanchez, Director of Research & Development Science Engagement and STEM Programs, AstraZeneca
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As we saw during this pandemic year, preventative health education can play a critical role in protecting the health and wellbeing of all citizens. Unfortunately, one of the lessons of COVID-19 is that access to healthcare and education is not equal for all students.  

CRB's Yvonne Duckworth Featured in Pharmaceutical Technology on Trends in Digitalization

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The digital maturity levels of pharma manufacturing companies slowly evolved over the past few years until the restrictions of the 2020 pandemic propelled the industry to quickly adopt advanced automation and remote capabilities. CRB’s Yvonne Duckworth addresses the advantages of this move in Pharmaceutical Technology’s article, Trends in Digitalization of Pharma Manufacturing.

The digital tools of remote pharma manufacturing

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