As numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise in the United States, many Americans are reminded of crisis events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks or the 2008 financial crisis. Crisis events are known to be unfamiliar or unsettling, but can also present opportunity and reshape our society in remarkable ways. As we closely monitor all COVID-19 information, MSA Security continues to provide positive and informative updates.
COVID-19 Vaccine Development: Johnson & Johnson partners with BARDA.
Johnson & Johnson partnered with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development (BARDA) to commit to more than 1 billion to co fund research and development Opens in a new window. J&J chief scientific officer and executive committee vice-chairman Paul Stoffels stated. “We are very pleased to have identified a lead vaccine candidate from the constructs we have been working on since January.”
Proof from countries impacted by COVID-19 that social distancing is effective.
China, Singapore, and other affected countries are proof that social distancing played a vital role in lowering the curve of COVID-19 cases. Cities that implemented strict social distancing requirements before their first COVID-19 case had 37% fewer cases Opens in a new window. The university is also leading a drug trial Opens in a new window into treatment for COVID-19. For More Information on China COVID-19 response, visit the World Health Organization’s WHO–China joint mission report here Opens in a new window.
Global stocks move higher after China's economy shows signs of life.
Although China’s economy will need more time to see a full recovery, the Purchasing Managers' Index Opens in a new window reveals activity is rebounding from record lows in February, strengthening markets in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
ESPN moved up its highly anticipated Michael Jordan documentary series.
While professional sports leagues across the country have suspended or postponed games, sports fans can look forward to a new documentary release. ESPN and Netflix Inc. announced the new release date of April 19th for "The Last Dance." Opens in a new window Originally set for June, the docu-series is about the Chicago Bulls NBA dynasty of the 1990s.
Actor John Krasinski launches Some Good News Network on YouTube.
After an influx of positive responses to Some Good News with John Krasinski Opens in a new window video, highlighting “Some Good News” during this global pandemic. The actor has decided to launch the network on YouTube from his home office.
During a time of such uncertainty, MSA Security continues to serve as a trusted resource. As we continue to struggle with the challenges of COVID-19, it is important to maintain security best practices. For updated information and resources visit http://www.msasecurity.net/msa-covid-19-response Opens in a new window