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Amazon Introduces New Mental Health Benefit for All U.S. Employees and Their Family Members

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The FINANCIAL -- Amazon today launched a new mental health benefit, Resources for Living, that provides every U.S. employee, their family, and their household with a single place to start for personalized, convenient, and confidential support for mental health and daily life assistance. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and include access to free counseling sessions in-person or through the phone, video, or text.…

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WTO members discussed how to use intellectual property to tackle coronavirus pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed how best to use the global intellectual property (IP) system to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also discussed the extension of the transitional period for least developed countries (LDCs) to implement…

EU and WHO delivered 15 tons of COVID-19 supplies in Georgia

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A shipment of medical respirators, masks, goggles, face shields and gowns to enable health-care workers in Georgia to continue to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country. This is one of the largest cargos of protective equipment to arrive in Georgia with donor support. The donation of the personal protective equipment…

A new study shows COVID-19 may cause brain disorders even in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

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The FINANCIAL — Preliminary clinical data indicate that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection is associated with neurological and neuropsychiatric illness. A new study shows that some coronavirus patients suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects. Another dozen patients observed in the study had swelling in their central nervous systems. “We’re seeing things in the…

Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

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The FINANCIAL -- The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO).…

Release of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X may be delayed

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The FINANCIAL – Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X are scheduled for launch in late 2020 but may be delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. There has been plenty of rumors and speculation about the two systems, but one thing is clear, consumer demand is likely to be stronger than ever. The much-anticipated launches of…

WHO: COVID-19 has been declared as pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — For weeks The World Health Organization had held off but on Wednesday WHO declared that the spread of COVID-19 has become a pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus in more countries likely contributed to the WHO’s decision to declare the disease a pandemic. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus…