Special Report: Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus – but they were slow to sound the alarm

Indeed, the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, SAGE, had recommended that day, with no dissension recorded in its summary, that the UK reject a China-style lockdown. SAGE decided that “implementing a subset of measures would be ideal,” according to a record of its conclusions. Tougher measures could create a “large second epidemic wave once […]

Why Venting About Work Frustrations Actually Makes You Angrier

“Venting may make you feel different in the moment, but the change in emotional state doesn’t necessarily feel better; it may just feel less bad,” says Jeffrey Lohr, psychology professor at the University of Arkansas. Lohr coauthored the 2007 study: “The Pseudopsychology of Venting in the Treatment of Anger: Implications and Alternatives for Mental Health […]

PharmaBro Martin Shkreli wants to be released from prison for three months to work on a COVID-19 cure as he blasts the ‘inadequate’ response to the pandemic and says a ‘large braintrust of talent’ remains untapped

Taking it outside of a scientific experiment adds the risk of not having tracking in place to watch for any of these side effects or problems and quickly address them if they do occur.

Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital

By late March, the UVA lab had built more than enough testing capacity to meet its needs, using not only the CDC protocol but also a high-volume commercial test that became available after the lab got its own test up and running. So it began offering to test samples sent by other hospitals in the […]

RPT-SPECIAL REPORT-Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus – but they were slow to sound the alarm

On March 12 came a bombshell for the British public. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, announced Britain had moved the threat to UK citizens from “moderate” to “high.” And he said the country had moved from trying to contain the disease to trying to slow its spread. New cases were not going to be […]

Special Report: Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming

MARLBORO PARTIES The tobacco giant’s efforts to fend off anti-smoking steps have had limited impact so far. Last year, for instance, India ordered manufacturers to cover 85 percent of the surface of cigarette packs with health warnings, up from 20 percent. The rule, which is still being challenged in a state court by the tobacco […]

Coronavirus home work: Zoom sued over security lapses as stock slides

Bloomberg reports that investor Michael Drieu has accused Zoom of concealing the truth about its platform security. The accusations haven’t helped Zoom’s stock price, which has skyrocketed over the past month as investors saw people flocking to the platform to work remotely amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

Work from home policies are not enough

Ultimately, your strategy must center around trust. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, employees trust their employers more than they trust the government, and 69% trust their employer to respond effectively and responsibly to the pandemic. Nearly half of US workers are concerned the government won’t take strong enough steps, so employers bear a heavy […]

Pets don’t understand why we’re so stressed while working from home, say animal experts

Many cats love human contact just as much as dogs, but they can be even more intrusive. Experts recommend creating separate cat towers or spaces just for your pets so they have somewhere to keep occupied when their owners can’t give them attention

PEOPLE Staff Get Real About Working from Home amid Coronavirus Pandemic — While Raising Kids

I don’t recommend this to everyone, but I personally have been showering, getting dressed and putting on some makeup (like Saturday errands level) before going to work and seeing … nobody. As someone who ordinarily loves bright lipstick and cute shoes, I realized I missed being that version of me on weekdays. I found a […]