Looking after employees and their mental health during COVID-19
COVID-19 has turned a significant percentage of office workers into "remote workers" almost overnight. Many studies have shown the positive impact of home working but that may not be the reality here, in the face of an urgent crisis, where home working is applied wholesale to people who have not wor...
Andrew Litchfield, Amber Strickland - 12 November 2020
How Deloitte provided travel for medical professionals in California by donating Southwest Airlines ticket balances
Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, and one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations. In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the firm donates unused ticket balances on Southwest Airlines to Californian health w...
Editor - 10 November 2020 United States of America
Anti-burnout #2: Avoiding Covid Burnout
Feeling overloaded, out of control, or unrewarded? Or a bit out of touch with colleagues, sensing the unfairness of your situation, or being asked to do things that don't feel quite right? Welcome to Summer 2020 - worldwide lockdowns. None of us have been exempt from coronavirus and its effects. B...
Angus Lyon - 02 September 2020
South African Competition Tribunal fines company for raising price of face masks due to COVID-19
Since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus an international health emergency, the pharmaceutical sector around the world has increased the price of its products, especially face masks. Last week, the South African Competition Tribunal ruled that the price offered for face masks...
Editor - 09 June 2020 South Africa
1Life Healthcare (One Medical) announces intended private offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2025
As announced today in a press release, San Francisco based 1Life Healthcare Inc. (One Medical), an administrative and managerial services company for the affiliated One Medical physician owned professional corporations that deliver medical services in-office and virtually that does business under th...
Editor - 26 May 2020 United States of America
OSHA has included new guidance for employers to determine whether employees have hired COVID-19 on the work
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidance that requires employers covered by OSHA's recordkeeping standards to determine whether employees have hired COVID-19 while on the job. To "provide certainty to employers and workers," beginning May 26, 2020, ...
Editor - 22 May 2020 United States of America
WHO and Costa Rica preview technology sharing initiative to ensure access for all to COVID-19 health products
The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, and the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced last Thursday together with the Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the advances in the technological platform destined to facilitate the access to the...
Editor - 19 May 2020
Guidelines of the European Data Protection Board inform about the processing of data concerning health for the purpose of scientific research in relation to COVID-19
The “Guidelines 03/2020 on the processing of data concerning health for the purpose of scientific research in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak” have been adopted by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on April 21st 2020, with minor corrections made on April 30th.  The Gui...
Christine Fuessel - 05 May 2020
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