Limiting the size of gatherings helps reduce the potential for exposure. Controlling indoor environments in other ways can also be a highly effective strategy for reducing risk. This includes increasing ventilation rates to bring in fresh air and filtering existing air to dilute aerosol concentrations. … [Read more...] about How to stay safe from the new, fast-spreading COVID-19 mutations
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Because of its focus on ailments that need chronic prescriptions, Hims technically provides continuous care. What’s unclear is whether that constitutes quality care. In October, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that some of the doctors Hims contracted with through a separate company called Bailey Health felt pushed to prescribe products. The report included excerpts from conference calls in which Bailey Health’s CEO told doctors to expedite approval for prescription applications. On the Better Business Bureau website, several complaints against Hims paint a portrait of aggressive sales tactics. Patients have complained they were charged for products that their doctor decided would not be good for them. Other complaints include being charged for recurring delivery of products that weren’t actually ordered. … [Read more...] about Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?
When the test results came in, the next stage of my life was set in motion. The doctor told me that the level of stress I’d experienced for such an extended period of time was so extreme that it had physically damaged the tissues in my body. The sustained level of the stress hormone cortisol I had for such an extended period of time meant that my organs, muscles, etc. were severely weakening. … [Read more...] about Burnout put me in the hospital. This is what I learned about healthy work-life balance
So far, new variants of the virus have shown relatively few mutations, so the original vaccines should continue to work. “The spike protein is very big—it’s like 350 amino acids, so that’s big for a protein, and what that means is that there are many, many different sites that antibodies can recognize,” Weissman says. The variant in the U.K. had only a handful of mutations. … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
Looking ahead, brands should plan to transition from vague, catch-all statements—be they in support of a nonpartisan unity or general voting advocacy—to more specific forms of civic engagement, ideally backed by years of work in those chosen areas. Leaders of ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s say they had to speak out after the the killing of George Flloyd and the Capitol riots; their statements are an extension of their core values, supported by years of anti-racist work at the grassroots level. Customers, meanwhile, have rewarded the brand with loyalty: parent company Unilever saw at-home ice cream sales climb 26% in the second quarter of 2020. … [Read more...] about The U.S. is more divided than ever. Your business could be the bridge