The news of late has been utterly devastating for most parts of the global economy. In fact, such has been the rapid pace of bad economic news, combined with reporting on Covid-19’s spread; there hasn’t much time to reflect on individual industries decimated by the impact of the virus.
You can get more information on all of that as it breaks on this site. However, we would like to take a moment to reflect on how some industries are adapting and working together to fight the impact of Covid-19. From beer companies making hand-sanitizer to corporations donating their supplies to the needy; this is just a small selection of the stories that speak to the can-do spirit we all need to see right now:
“Punk” Beer Company Produces Hand-Sanitiser
The Scottish brewing company, BrewDog, has got an almost cult-following for beer enthusiasts. The company never did things the conventional way, allowing enthusiasts to become stake-holders in the business, and it saw lots of success with its “Punk” brand over the last decade. Recently, BrewDog stepped in to help the UK with its shortage of hand-sanitiser. Best of all, BrewDog is giving it away for free to those who need it. French luxury brand, LVMH, is doing something similar.
Genealogy Giant Donates Tens of Thousands of Swabs to Israel
In order for genealogy companies to offer us DNA testing-based services like how to track your siblings, they’ll obviously hold a lot of the testing stock that governments need right now. For instance, MyHeritage recently donated 66,000 medical swabs to Israel to help with testing. Strangely, perhaps, is that medical television shows, such as Grey’s Anatomy and The Resident, are also donating medical supplies like masks and gowns to hospitals.