The drug companies are to have safeguards and brand-protection features in place to help avoid fraud, but that may not be available until the second generation of vaccine because everything is operated on such an emergency basis, said Karen Gardner, chief marketing officer at SIPCA North America, a company that works as a bridge between the government, businesses and consumers. She said that makes it more important to educate health care providers on what the real thing looks like. … [Read more...] about Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval
With so much attention on wealthy nations, there was little consultation with those the effort was intended to help most. It wasn’t until the fall that lower-income countries learned they would have to pay $1.60 or $2 per dose, a significant price that would require some to secure bank loans or grants. … [Read more...] about Bill Gates, the virus and the quest to vaccinate the world
Commemorated since 1988, the World AIDS Day always has a theme, and this year it is "global solidarity, shared responsibility". World-over, 78 million people have been infected with HIV and 35 million have died from the illness since the first case was detected more than 35 years ago, according to UNAIDS. … [Read more...] about World AIDS Day: Is India winning the fight against new HIV infections?
Treyger: I’m pretty desperate for constant laughs. That’s why I run to crowd work all the time, because I want a laugh every 15 to 30 seconds. While I’ve been here, though, I really wanted to take the time to dig into some topics or thoughts or things from my past that don’t have real punchlines. I know the audience here is trained to sit for a minute without a laugh, so I’ve really been focusing on getting rid of my desperate need for constant laughs and talking about something that I hope will be funny, and making it funny, but like also digging into topics that fit into the show that aren’t really funny yet. … [Read more...] about 4 rising comics explain the thrilling, grueling Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where everyone wants to be the next ‘Fleabag’
“I have been working in an open office design for about two years and I can definitely relate to the feeling of being watched. It feels like I am on a 360-degree display. We recently moved to another floor that was remodeled and it is even more open than the previous space—smaller work spaces and glass fishbowl-style conference rooms. The mini conference rooms around the perimeter were all glass until facilities put up frosted window treatments to provide a little more privacy, especially when sharing presentations on large screens. We do, however, have a series of smaller rooms where you can take a personal phone call. I certainly feel like this constant feeling of being watched adds to my stress and limits my productivity. I also feel like there is an added pressure to be visible in my seat working. If you make use of your company’s flexibility policy and work remotely on occasion, it will be very visible if you do. There have been comments from leadership to be … [Read more...] about Readers respond: Open offices are terrible for women