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Ramping Up Manufacturing to Help Address COVID-19

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased in Asia and began to spread to other regions around the world, a team of employees at Gilead’s manufacturing site in La Verne, California met in the early morning of Monday, Feb. 3.

The topic of the meeting: How quickly could the site begin to formulate, fill, package and ship Gilead’s investigational COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir?

American Express’ Commitment to Backing Colleagues, Customers and Communities Affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For more than 170 years, American Express has been committed to backing our colleagues, our customers, our partners and the communities we serve around the world. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment is more important than ever, and we wanted to share an update on some of the actions we’ve taken during this unprecedented time. 

Providing Critical Resources to HCPs in Time of Crisis

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Published on March 27, 2020
by Sandra Humbles, Vice President, Global Education Solutions, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

Today, the heroic healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the front lines of care in communities around the world need our support more than ever before.

"I Have Never Seen a Moment So Rich in Collaboration, Ingenuity and Acts of Bravery": Johnson & Johnson Announces It Has Identified a Lead Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate

Chairman & CEO Alex Gorsky shares that the company could have the first batches of a Covid-19 vaccine available for emergency-use authorization in early 2021—a substantially accelerated time frame in comparison to the typical vaccine development process.
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By Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO, 

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges to our society in living memory.

Yet even as we are heartbroken by the lives lost and the strain on our institutions and communities, countless people have been working tirelessly to offer the world a reason to feel pride, inspiration and hope.

UPS Longitudes | The Frontlines of Coronavirus

Wade Shepard @ Forbes
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The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and turned the world of logistics upside down. Countries known for being exporters have shut down their factories. Countries known for consumption have closed their shop doors.

FEMA’S ‘Project Airbridge’ Takes Flight With 25 UPS Charter Flights, Dedicated FEMA Distribution Center

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April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the  company is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Edward Jones is Here for You During the COVID-19 Crisis

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This page contains the latest information on the decisions and subsequent guidance we are providing. As the situation evolves, this page will be updated.

During these uncertain times, we're here for you – ready to listen, support and navigate this together. We care about your physical health and your financial health. And just like you, we're keeping up with the latest news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on our communities and the markets.

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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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