COVID-19

Ottawa's Spending Spree Was the Right Thing to Do, Economists Say

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The federal government’s massive increase in spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to “substantially better” economic outcomes than would have been the case without those measures, while raising net debt levels only marginally over what they would have been, a new Scotiabank Economics report says.

The economic impact of the pandemic on households and businesses would also have been worse without the stimulus, with unemployment reaching 15% as opposed to the anticipated 13%, the report says.

Piscataway: LIXIL Americas Partnership Adds to Number of Face Shields Donated to Front Line Workers

By TAPINTO PISCATAWAY STAFF
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LIXIL Americas of Piscataway has teamed up with volunteers from Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group (JCRMRG) to manufacture and distribute thousands of face shields to first responders and medical workers in communities across the US that are battling COVID-19.

COVID-19's Resurgence, Commercial Real Estate, and Tourism

By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon
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SUMMARY

  • The Coronavirus Breaks Containment
  • Space Available
  • The Cost of Staycations
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SUMMARY

  • The Coronavirus Breaks Containment
  • Space Available
  • The Cost of Staycations

Modern Applications Are Helping Organizations Succeed During Pandemic, VMware Research Reveals

New Global Survey Shows How Businesses Are Operating and Prioritizing in COVID-19 Pandemic
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PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- According to new research by VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), organizations have benefitted from the use of modern applications to adapt and maintain agility and reliability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How To Set Up A Virtual Event

By Jerri Barrett, Marketing and Event Consultant
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COVID-19 has significantly impacted the event industry, forcing some organizations to cancel 2020 events, while others are moving to virtual events.

Behind Every Rapid Response Is a Strong Regulatory Strategy

by Christa Myers, Process Engineer, and Marc Pelletier, PhD, Process Specialist
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During a global pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry must juggle the need for speed and the need to protect patient safety. A strong regulatory strategy makes it possible to accelerate drug development without getting slowed down by compliance considerations. 

Representative Kaptur's Bipartisan Resolution Highlights the Positive Impact of Gardening

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Highlights

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.
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Highlights

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.

The Nation's Mayors Commit to Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors pass a resolution encouraging communities around the country to take action by advancing integrated solutions, such as the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, to support a healthier and more equitable recovery.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors pass a resolution encouraging communities around the country to take action by advancing integrated solutions, such as the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, to support a healthier and more equitable recovery.

In Praise of Paper Ballots

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As we enter into the 2020 election season, the way in which we participate has the potential to be impacted. From concerns around vote hacking to the fear of exposure to COVID-19, states are under increased scrutiny about how they will handle this year’s election. There is one thing that provides a good solution for both concerns – paper.

The Security of Paper Ballots

Our COVID-19 Response: A Reflection of Our Commitment to Communities

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As the profound impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt in communities around the world, it has become increasingly clear that the scale of this crisis will force a significant shift in how we live, work, and connect to what matters. While there is still much uncertainty ahead, we know that the challenges that existed before the pandemic are being exacerbated and that some of our most vulnerable populations are facing even greater risks to their health and wellbeing.

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