Welcome to the Health Action Alliance’s Executive Digest, a weekly review of the key news, resources, events, and actions companies are taking to help keep employees, customers, and communities safe.
Yesterday, the United States reached a grim milestone, surpassing more than 500,000 known coronavirus-related deaths in a pandemic that's lasted almost a year. That means more Americans have died from COVID-19 than did on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.
Vaccines offer hope, but vaccines alone don’t save lives. Vaccinations do. To advance the return to normalcy, it is essential to get everyone vaccinated.
The good news is that the pace of vaccinations is accelerating, and new cases are declining nationwide. The U.S. is now administering about 1.6 million vaccine doses per day, and about 13% of the population has received at least one dose. But significant challenges remain, including an inequitable start to vaccine rollout, the emergence of new virus strains, and lingering public uncertainty about vaccines.
According to a survey of executives released yesterday,
Here are 3 ways you can take health action this week.
Today, the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University released a new report with 7 business strategies to strengthen the health of employees and communities. Tune into their Washington Post live event this Thursday, February 25th at 9:30am EST to learn more about their recommendations.
This Thursday at 12pm EST, the US Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Update, providing insights about the latest changes to the Payroll Protection Program for minority-owned businesses and the nation’s smallest firms. Register here.
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