What are we reading? March 27, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

Timothy Renshaw, Managing Editor

Some Federal Trade Commission guidance on separating accurate coronavirus information from social media hysteria mongers and other bilge merchants 

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/thinking-critically-about-coronavirus-news-and-information?

 

More dire warnings from the global airline industry as it takes a direct hit to bottom lines and future viabilty from COVID-19 – International Air Transportation Association

https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr/2020-03-26-02/

https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/speeches/2020-03-24-01/

 

The OECD's war room plan for defeating COVID-19  http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=See%20the%20OECD%E2%80%99s%20response%20to%20COVID-19&utm_campaign=Stats%20Flash%2C%20March%202020&utm_term=demo


 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor

E-commerce colossus Amazon struggles to keep up with demand during the pandemic, with some orders being delayed by a month – International Business Times

https://www.ibtimes.com/coronavirus-news-amazon-orders-delayed-long-month-during-covid-19-pandemic-2944901

 

The federal government expects four million applications to its new relief fund aimed at helping people thrown out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic  – Globe and Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trudeau-says-new-merged-benefits-will-help-workers-affected-by-covid/

 

Hayley Woodin, reporter

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have partnered with the World Health Organization on a global hackathon that attacks problems caused by COVID-19. – CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/facebook-microsoft-and-other-tech-companies-partner-with-who-for-coronavirus-hackathon.html

 

The Global Wellness Institute has assembled eight wellbeing leadership strategies for managing, responding to and leading through COVID-19. – The Global Wellness Institute

https://globalwellnessinstitute.org/positivelywell/8-wellbeing-leadership-strategies/