COVID-19

Covid-19 contact tracing course at John Hopkins University

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and we are all having to quickly learn more about how to mitigate its impact. So when John Hopkins University announced they had launched a Covid-19 contact tracing course, I jumped at the ...

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Washington Post survey shows many Americans do not yet support the reopening of gyms.

The Washington Post and the University of Maryland have recently published a survey which describes how the majority of Americans do not yet support the opening of many retail businesses, including gyms. Approximately half of the 50 US states have begun easing restrictions in an attempt to reboot the economy, ...

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What all business leaders can learn from pilots during a crisis

A few years ago, I was at a family and friends gathering and got speaking to a British Airways (BA) pilot. We began discussing pilot training in the event of an emergency. With their adrenalin pumping and numerous calls on their attention, what is the crew’s immediate priority? It turns ...

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Gym and studio negotiations with their landlords

Given that many gyms, leisure centres and studios have been ordered to close across much of Europe (there are a few exceptions), I am trying to get a sense for how property landlords are responding to the payment of rent, both now and over the coming months. Here in the UK, ...

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Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

The World Health Organisation has recently published an informative guide on mental health considerations as we all adjust to life during the COVID-19 outbreak.   Below are some of the recommendations that resonated with me: 1 Minimise access to news that makes you anxious or distressed. 2 Seek information at certain times of day ...

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