Businesses the world over are retooling operations to help combat the coronavirus. Johnson & Johnson and Regeneron are racing to develop a vaccine. Ford Motor, Dyson, and Virgin Orbit are building respirators and ventilators. Apple is making face shields. IBM donated time on its supercomputer to U.S. government researchers evaluating anti-viral drugs. Distillers from France’s Pernod Ricard and […]
Subscribe to Outbreak, a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. Li Ka-shing built Hong Kong’s biggest fortune on old-fashioned real estate and infrastructure. It’s a bet on technology that’s paying off in the current crisis. Li, called “Superman” by his admirers, was […]
“Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules. The comedy sketch show will include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members, NBC said Thursday. The material will be produced remotely, the network said, in compliance with efforts to […]
Facebook users can now easily take a break from the deluge of friend requests, event notifications, and comments on their posts that pop up on their screens. The social networking giant has introduced a “quiet mode” that lets users silence notifications and limit the amount of time they spend on the service. The new features […]
Happy Thursday, readers. It’s been a week since our first edition of The Capsule, formerly known as Brainstorm Health Daily. That’s if you believe the calendar—it feels more like a few years. Our collective heads are spinning during a coronavirus pandemic that has wrought catastrophic human suffering. It’s become all the more imperative to keep […]
The therapeutic, "if successful, would be given early in the disease process, when patients are admitted to the hospital," Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mikael Dolsten said Thursday.
Major banks and health care companies will be the first to reveal how the early weeks of the coronavirus shutdowns impacted their earnings.