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01 Apr 2020

Are you getting tired of being at home 24/7? APB speaker and CBS Sunday Morning contributor David Pogue answers the question: How do I live and work from home without going stir crazy? 

 

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26 Mar 2020

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and New York Times bestselling author David Pogue recently discussed COVID-19 and how to stay safe. In the CBS Sunday Morning segment, Pogue has a conversation with his neighbor, Julie Beitman, of 15 years about the disease. He notices she is continuously washing her hands and despite not having this disease, it has affected her emotionally. After consulting David DeSteno, a psychology professor at Northeastern University, about why coronavirus is altering people’s behavior, Pogue discovered that fear plays a large role in irrational thinking. DeSteno suggests hope and calm can beat the nervousness felt during this time.

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25 Mar 2020

Acclaimed technology futurist and author, APB speaker Rebecca Costa, is among the few scientists who are not against panic. Costa expresses, “When it comes to exponentiating threats, the time to panic is now, not later.” Costa explains in her blog how the human brain is used to solving problems in a linear method, but when the problem is exponential, like COVID-19, it can truly become dangerous. Therefore, Costa uniquely enforces that panic is necessary to help put a stop to the virus spreading. Costa says, “They're treating the spread of the virus as if the number of cases will grow in a controlled, manageable, linear fashion. And in so doing, creating the illusion there is ample time to prepare hospitals, healthcare workers, nursing homes, schools, law enforcement, etc.” 

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25 Mar 2020

Practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and medical analyst on CNN, APB speaker Dr. Celine Gounder is getting a lot of questions from both American citizens and healthcare professionals on how to deal with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dr. Gounder, epidemiologist (aka disease detective), wrote on Clinical Care Options that one of the biggest challenges during this epidemic is how to test for COVID-19.

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25 Mar 2020

The Healthcare Technology Report issued their annual list of the top 25 Biotech CEOs of the year, and APB’s own John Crowley tops the list at #1! Crowley is being recognized for his groundbreaking work as the Chairperson and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, which he has grown from a 4-person startup operation to an international biopharmaceutical firm with over 500 employees. Crowley is uniquely mission-driven, having left his original career and founded his own company after both his children were given fatal diagnoses of the rare neuromuscular disorder, Pompe disease. Crowley was frustrated with the slow pace of Pompe research, so he took matters into his own hands at his own company, eventually finding a life-saving enzyme treatment for his two young children and thousands of others like them. 

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23 Mar 2020

APB speaker Dr. Nada Sanders is an internationally recognized expert in forecasting, enterprise digital transformation and global supply chain management. Due to COVID-19’s impact already on businesses, Dr. Sanders is sharing what corporate treasury and finance teams need to know about dealing with their current challenges and preparing for future crises. In Treasury&Risk, Dr. Sanders starts with expressing the three most important things corporate decision-makers need to know, which are: Global supply chains have become extremely complex, just-in-time inventory replenishment is exacerbating the coronavirus situation and, when the outbreak is contained, ramping up manufacturing will take time.

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23 Mar 2020

Founder of SkinnyGirl, best-selling author, reality TV star and speaker Bethenny Frankel is raising funds through her BStrong Initiative to support those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Frankel and her team are putting together BStrong Corona Kits, which include masks, gloves and antibacterial wipes, to be distributed to hospital workers on the frontline of the pandemic. Frankel aims to distribute at least 500,000 masks, in addition to working on the distribution of BStrong cash cards for parents who are struggling to make ends meet during this crisis.

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21 Mar 2020

Author, educator, leadership consultant and APB speaker Rachel Simmons appeared on Good Morning America to advise parents who may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of their children being home from school for weeks due to coronavirus closings. Simmons advised parents to maintain structure, such as enforcing consistent wake-up times and meals in order to help kids feel safe and stable amidst these uncertain times. She also recommends crafting plans for the day together, such as deciding what to cook or how to get active, so that everyone is equally invested in the plan. For teenagers, Simmons points out that “this is an opportunity for your kids to develop some independence and contribute around the house.” 

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21 Mar 2020

Known as the “go-to expert” for the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, APB speaker Dr. Michael Osterholm was featured on Joe Rogan’s podcast to share what is to come of this pandemic.  In the viral interview, Dr. Osterholm discusses how to stay safe during these turbulent times and also disproves popular myths.

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21 Mar 2020

An Emmy Award-winning medical journalist and CNN analyst, APB speaker Dr. Seema Yasmin recently debunked the myths surrounding the rapidly growing COVID-19 virus in an interview with 90.9 WBUR. 

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