India too added its voice to this growing chorus of opposition to Chinese moves as this is about something much bigger. What we are witnessing today is Xi’s China willing to shred all global norms and treaties to pieces in an effort to project its growing might. From its pacts with India to the maritime rules in the South China Sea, from its treaty with the UK on Hong Kong to its insistence on manipulating global organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) — all paint a disturbing picture of a revisionist power intent on casting the world in its own image. … [Read more...] about By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China
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In fatal cases of COVID-19, the places in the body with the worst inflammation and organ damage are not necessarily the places with the highest amount of virus, or viral load, according to a small study. Autopsies of 11 patients who died from COVID-19 showed that some tissues - including the intestine, liver and kidney - contained a high amount of virus but were not inflamed, while tissues with inconsistent or patchy virus levels - in particular, the lungs - were severely inflamed. The fact that virus levels do not correlate with organ damage in these fatal cases may mean some tissues tolerate the virus better than others, and "suggests that treatments that reduce inflammation in the lung could be particularly effective, since the virus alone may not be causing tissue damage," researcher David Dorward of University of Edinburgh Center for Inflammation Research told Reuters. Dorward and colleagues posted their study report on medRxiv in advance of peer review. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus tricks the body into attacking brain; common heartburn drugs linked to COVID-19 risk
But brands have made many declarations of support in the wake of the pandemic and recent anti-racism protests, and statements are not the same as action. When asked about holding corporations accountable for their dedication to these promises, Mayekar admits there needs to be a sustained cultural change within those corporations, and he envisions an increase in shareholder activism to bring that about. Still, he realizes that the majority of the leadership and accountability burden rests on the city, which will be holding quarterly progress meetings with the task force to discuss updates and strategize on the implementation of the goals. … [Read more...] about Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities
Adjust to culture add vs. culture fit Many companies are evolving to focus on a culture add versus a culture fit. Instead of seeking people who “fit right in” with everyone else, look at what perspective gaps are missing and who adds this much-needed value to the team. When companies are restricted to a location, trying to get people to relocate or find the best culture adds can be difficult. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?
Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth—yes, sixth—named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bearing down on the Northeast and expected to bring messy weather from Maryland up into southern New England, the National Hurricane Center said this morning. New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey are all under tropical storm warnings. The storm is expected to cause heavy rainfall and high winds in New York City on Friday. … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Fay: 4 ways to track its path as Hurricane Center warns NYC area to be prepared