advertisement advertisement advertisement This story is part of Doubting the Dose, a series that examines anti-vaccine sentiment and the role of misinformation in supercharging it. Read more here . advertisement advertisement Julie Brown is intimately familiar with the pain wrought by the coronavirus. As a licensed practical nurse, Brown has spent the last year tending to residents at long-term care facilities—ground zero for the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. The deaths linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities account for a third of the total COVID-19 death toll , which crossed half a million in late February. In January, Brown’s own mother succumbed to the virus, after being hospitalized. Due to the strict restrictions at New York hospitals, Brown and her family couldn’t even visit her mother in the hospital until three weeks after she was admitted. By then, she was on a ventilator. Around the time … [Read more...] about Inside the push to convince hesitant essential workers to get vaccinated
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advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement From coast to coast, there are plenty of amazing restaurants for America’s foodies to salivate over; a more amusing pastime, however, may be marveling at the truly bad ones on The Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible (is that a smelly petting zoo in the back of your Italian restaurant? Why yes, it is.) Each episode features a restaurant on the skids and the tough task of setting things right before total catastrophe strikes–all in just two days. But more than food or restaurants, the show is about diagnosing an ailing business, building functional relationships, and leading people in a crisis scenario. That’s a tall order. And it’s good fun to watch it unfold. At the center of this whirlwind is the stoic, tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold chef Robert Irvine. In each episode, Irvine quickly sizes up the magnitude of the disaster and outlines a plan of … [Read more...] about The Business Turnaround Tactics Of Restaurant: Impossible’s Robert Irvine
advertisement advertisement advertisement Before the pandemic, around 160,000 Californians were homeless on any given night—accounting for more than a quarter of the nation’s homeless population. The number is likely higher now, and one report projects that COVID-19-related job losses could cause chronic homelessness to jump by 68% in the state in the next four years. But a new road map argues that it’s possible to move aggressively in the other direction—and outlines exactly what could happen to end homelessness in California over the next decade. advertisement “For several years now, we have recognized that housing policy has been really developed in a reactive way and a very piecemeal way, with short-term solutions for a long-term problem,” says Lisa Hershey, executive director of Housing California, a nonprofit that partnered with the California Housing Partnership and hundreds of other stakeholders to create the new report, called … [Read more...] about What would it take to end homelessness in California?
advertisement advertisement advertisement When the prison door shut, my future shrank. I was a teenager who’d just made a major mistake, and now was sentenced to a year in a young offenders institute in the UK. You may think you know the brutality of prison, but unless you’ve experienced it, no words can describe how torturous it is. advertisement advertisement My turnaround began because my family fought for my survival. Through their advocacy, I sat for my A-levels (exams high schoolers take in the UK) while in prison and once I was released, my grandfather helped me find my first job by introducing me to a newspaper editor he knew. Rather than judge me, this editor asked me what interested me and what I wanted to do with my life. I was lucky to get a fresh start, but never dreamt that I would someday make it to the C-suite, appointed global CMO of R/GA. My journey has been one of unlikely possibilities —and it’s … [Read more...] about I’m one of a few formerly incarcerated people in the C-suite. I’m determined not to be the last
advertisement advertisement advertisement H&M has spent 15 years setting up shop in China, trying to woo the country’s fast-growing middle class. But this year, it has discovered just how tricky it is to navigate human rights issues in the Chinese supply chain, while also making money from Chinese consumers. advertisement advertisement Many Western companies, from H&M to Nike to Burberry, have said they will no longer source materials and manufacturing resources from Xinjiang, a region in China’s northwest that produces a fifth of the world’s cotton, because of reports that China is forcing hundreds of thousands of minorities into manual labor in cotton fields. China has responded with fury: Government spokespeople called these allegations of forced labor “malicious lies,” Chinese brand ambassadors cut ties with these brands, and some local consumers have reportedly vowed to boycott them. third-biggest market by … [Read more...] about A geopolitical crisis cripples H&M. Nike, Adidas, and Visa could be next