Today, we address a highly controversial topic. The prevalence of fake news. Further, we recognize that “fake news” may be in the eyes or ears of the beholder. And that it amplifies our disagreements on hot button issues.
To read our prior posts related to transparency,click here.
‘Fake news’ refers to media pieces featuring sensationalized headlines. Placed alongside falsified images and claims. And typically used for propaganda purposes. The goal? To give the impression that they are from real news sources. The term was selection as Collins Dictionary’s official Word of the Year in 2017. And become a common day-to-day expression since.
Addressing the problem of fake news around the world, we produced six graphics that take a closer look at the topic’s perceptions in different countries. We present the core statements from various surveys and studies in a compact Instagram-friendly format. The style of the infographics, created by our graphic designer Sandy Geist, is characterized above all by a well-suited color palette. In the infographics, she limits herself to a handful of colors, rich in contrast. Thereby, drawing the viewer’s gaze purposefully through each image.
Thus, how should we differentiate between quality media sources and fake news? As a solution, Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education recommends taking the following steps in order to help distinguish real news from fake news: (1) Look closely. (2) Think for yourself. (3) Think critically. (4) Check the sources.
Below are the infographics prepared by Statista on this topic.
This is a difficult period for many of us. Psychologically, physically, and financially. But nonetheless, don’t forget about giving back. Nonprofits of all types need our support. It doesn’t have to be money. Donate your time as a volunteer. Participate in a fundraiser, such as a walk. Take those with no transportation to doctor visits. Or do any number of other tasks. And yes, monetary contributions help too.
Look at our other posts on this topic. And remember that both the donor and donee benefit!
Life has been a whirlwind since we first heard the term COVID-19. Over a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has posed profound health concerns and an array of challenges and disruptions, from canceled events and school closures to supply shortages and financial uncertainty.
While we’re all feeling the effects in different ways and to different extremes, so many of us — fortunate to be in a position to give — are asking the same question: What can we do?
We asked the community of Certified B Corporations what those who are able are doing to make an impact while complying with current health regulations and best practices. Inspired by their stories and ideas, here are 10 ways that we can all get involved right now:
Support a small business.
Be mindful at the grocery store.
Reallocate unused funds to local charities.
Patronize companies that give back.
Share your knowledge.
Check in on a neighbor.
Click the image to read more about each item from B the Change.
At the end of April,we addressed some of the issuesrelated to getting out of the house. As well as the complexities of reopening. Since then, we have learned that opening up during the COVID-19 crisis is very tough. So, will this reopening tool work? CVS certainly hopes so.
Return Ready from CVS: Will This Reopening Tool Work?
Last week, CVS Health launched Return Ready to facilitate the opening of businesses and colleges, among others.According to CVS Health:
CVS Health today [June 24, 2020] announced the launch of Return Ready™. It is a comprehensive, customizable COVID-19 testing solution for employers and universities. The solution helps return employees to worksites and students, faculty and staff to campuses How? It integrates COVID-19 testing for ongoing business continuity. With flexible technology options for on-site testing and/or drive-thru testing at CVS Pharmacy locations. Organizations can design a customized testing strategy to meet their unique needs. Return Ready builds on CVS Health’s commitment to helping the country on its path forward. By making COVID-19 testing available to consumers, the business community, universities, and vulnerable populations impacted by the virus.
At the core of the end-to-end solution is a customized COVID-19 testing strategy guided by clinical consultation that allows organizations to choose who, how, where, and when to test employees or students.
To visit the Return Ready Web site, click the image. It contains a lot of information about the offering and its benefits.