For India, experts have said, banking on Herd Immunity is a “terrible idea”. While speaking to former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Director of Harvard Global Health Institute Ashish Jha said, “We are finding that even healthy and young people are getting very ill. We can’t be cavalier about this. We have to protect these people. Herd Immunity in India is a terrible idea as millions will die, even young people.” … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
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I know this is difficult news to hear. I hear your frustration. The decision is final. We need to review the next steps and the support you will be provided during this transition. Can I give you these details now? Encourage connectivity Cabral says it’s important to recognize that layoffs can be an opportunity to exercise inclusion, too, and to consider ways to ensure those leaving the company don’t feel like they are alone. She says there are several ways to do this, including encouraging team members to connect on LinkedIn, starting a program to help furloughed employees prepare for their next opportunity, or pulling together a list of resources—from mental health services to résumé support. … [Read more...] about This is what a compassionate layoff looks like
Over time, the nonprofit built a huge worldwide network comprising artists, landlords, business owners and sponsors, including Zappos, American Express and Lexus, interested in commissioning public artworks to enhance their property and draw foot traffic or social media attention to their businesses. (Street art gets more shares as a category on Instagram than hashtags for concerts, cooking or sports.) … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
The history of CG and its functioning does give us some lessons. First, we should avoid multiple agencies handling different CGs. Second, the RBI or RBI-governed institutions generally fare better at financial tasks compared to the government and its agencies. The government should closely work with the RBI and heed its advice on not just CGs but other aspects of the fiscal stimulus as well, which relies greatly on the banking system. Third, we should be careful of moral hazard problems. This does not imply that one should not lend, fearing moral hazard. It is just that CG should not result in loan appraisals and follow-up not being done properly. Indian banking is already struggling with high NPAs and banks should take care to avoid any further rise. … [Read more...] about Credit guarantees of 1970s make a comeback
To think carefully about every company process will take an immense amount of effort, but it will ultimately create a more equal, diverse, and successful business in the end. According to research from Great Place to Work, publicly traded companies with inclusive workplaces thrived before, during, and after the Great Recession, meaning when women actively participate in the labor force the economy thrives, so retaining a diverse employee population is extremely important for success. And though this pandemic will force companies to change, it also gives them a major opportunity to redesign company practices to be more inclusive. … [Read more...] about The pandemic could fix the workplace gender gap (or make it wider)