COVID-19

An Open Letter from our Chairman and CEO

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Daniel O'Day
 

When the news of the coronavirus first emerged, Gilead immediately began to investigate the potential of remdesivir, a medicine we had been studying for many years as part of our extensive research in antivirals. Remdesivir had never been approved for use but based on what we had learned to date, we knew it might have potential with the novel coronavirus. Since then, we have been working with the greatest sense of urgency and responsibility to determine whether remdesivir does indeed work against COVID-19.

Here for Our Employees, Our Customers, Our Communities – and the Broader Economy – in These Unprecedented Times

By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
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Unprecedented is a word we hear every day as the pandemic continues to evolve. At this time of stress and uncertainty, many are looking to the government for help, but I firmly believe that businesses also have to rise to the occasion. We are working hard to respond with speed, decisiveness and the utmost care for our extended Fifth Third family.

Medtronic Expands Respiratory Remote Monitoring Solutions in Fight Against COVID-19

Medtronic Care Management Services offers new solutions to help evaluate and monitor patients for COVID-19
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As health systems cope with a growing onslaught of COVID-19 cases, clinicians need new ways to evaluate and monitor symptoms of patients who have been exposed to or diagnosed with the disease without putting themselves, or others, at risk.

For 20 years, Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) has offered a suite of remote monitoring solutions for hospitals, health plans, and home health agencies, primarily to help patients manage complex, chronic, co-morbid conditions like heart failure or diabetes.

Combating COVID-19: Medtronic Teams Ramp Up Ventilator Manufacturing

Amid a global pandemic, employees band together to power ventilator production.
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Philomena Flaherty had a feeling she would play a role in the global effort to mobilize against COVID-19.

Flaherty works at a Medtronic facility in Galway, Ireland, where she makes a key component of the company’s high-performance Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator. When COVID-19 started spreading in China, Flaherty realized demand for the devices she has made for years would soon surge. “I always knew it would come to our door,” she said.

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Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

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April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, continues to make progress in increasing ventilator production worldwide. The company has increased production by more than 40 percent to date and is on track to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators in response to the urgent needs of patients and healthcare systems across the globe confronting COVID-19.

CSR-related Crisis Response -- Plan Ahead, But Expect Unique Challenges

Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
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As stewards of environmental sustainability, social impact and ethical governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals and their internal functional partners are often engaged in key aspects of crisis management. The global spread of COVID-19 is no exception. What I have learned from this and past events -- including regionalized business impacts from wildfires, rolling blackouts and earthquakes -- is that in each event, the general tenants of CSR-related efforts are similar.

General Mills Supports Employees and Communities in Response to COVID-19

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- General Mills recently announced a series of actions to support its employees and communities in response to the impact of COVID-19, including:

The Urgency of a New Social Contract

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By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Vice President, BSR and Katie Abbott, Manager, Inclusive Economy, BSR

The COVID-19 crisis makes one thing abundantly clear: the social contract between government, business, employees, and people is not working as it should.   

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part 1

By: John A. Lanier
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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

How TalkingPoints Is Helping Teachers and Parents Stay Connected to Enhance Student Success and Well-Being

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With more students learning from home, it is even more crucial for teachers and parents to stay connected to each other. TalkingPoints has received cash grant support from the Cisco Foundation to develop its mobile platform that automatically translates messages between teachers and students’ families. Through the platform, teachers can interact with any family member in over 100 different languages.

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