What the porn industry can teach us about dealing with viruses

Throughout a major metropolitan area, a deadly #virus is spreading. No effective treatment exists. In one industry, workers are terrified to go to work – just by doing their #jobs, they risk exposure. A #vaccine is years (or even decades) away. It looks like it’s the end of a multibillion-dollar business. But instead of throwing…

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What offices might look like in a post-#COVID world

Workers looking forward to their return to the office and a sense of normalcy should brace themselves for a wide range of new safety protocols. The #postpandemic workplace could include greater #distance between desks, mandatory masks, shift work and lineups to take crowd-free elevators or get a #temperaturecheck, according to people who design and lay…

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The odd encounter that pulled Dad out of his Alzheimer’s fog

A few years ago, at a medical laboratory clinic in Waterloo, Ont., a tiny elderly Vietnamese lady sat poker straight on the edge of a waiting room chair belting out the tune, My Heart Will Go On. Other than a slight rhythmic rocking of her torso to the famous Titanic theme song, she was essentially motionless, with her eyes…

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