Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

INVEST Pitch Perfect winner: Vincere Health offers underserved patients a holistic solution to quit smoking

From left: Shalen De Silva, CEO and co-founder of Vincere Health, and Jake Keteyian, the company’s president and co-founder. Smoking rates have declined over the decades by two-thirds since the Surgeon General warned of the consequences of lighting up more than 50 years ago. But today about 1 in 7, or nearly 13%, of adults … Read more

Xi Jinping sends a warning to anyone who questions China’s zero-Covid policy

At a meeting chaired by Xi on Thursday, the ruling Communist Party’s supreme Politburo Standing Committee vowed to “unswervingly adhere to the general policy of ‘dynamic zero-Covid,’ and resolutely fight against any words and acts that distort, doubt or deny our country epidemic prevention policies. “ This is the first time Xi, who according to … Read more

From Estee Lauder to Apple, China’s Covid restrictions take their toll

Factories in China affected by Covid lockdowns can conditionally resume work, by housing workers on-site. Pictured here is an auto parts manufacturer in Suzhou that has had 478 employees on site since April 16. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING – Several international corporations warned in the last week of the drag from … Read more

Shanghai Eases Covid Restrictions. Tesla Is Among Reopened Businesses.

Text size Pedestrians along the Bund in front of buildings in the Lujiazui Financial District, Shanghai. The city is allowing more businesses to reopen as new Covid-19 cases fall. Qilai Shen / Bloomberg Shanghai continues to allow more businesses to resume operations, as the number of new Covid-19 cases falls and the city gradually loosens … Read more

The World Bank must bring back the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report

The World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” report tracked and encouraged improvements in the business climate around the world. Then it got canceled. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The following commentary is co-authored by Curtis S. Chin, former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank and inaugural Asia Fellow of the Milken Institute, and … Read more

China is obsessed with disinfection against Covid. But is it causing more harm than good?

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN – Hazmat suit-clad workers spraying clouds of disinfectant over city streets, building fronts, park benches and … Read more

EXPLAINER: How China is using metal barriers to fight COVID

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Several districts in Shanghai put up metal barriers last weekend as part of the city’s battle against a COVID-19 outbreak, in a move that drew protests and anger from some residents. Workers in white head-to-toe protective gear erected mesh wire fences and metal sheets to block off roads, residential communities and … Read more

‘Like Wuhan all over again’: As Shanghai protests, China censors | Coronavirus pandemic News

April was, by all accounts, a cruel month for the residents of Shanghai. As an Omicron-induced outbreak of COVID-19 swept across China’s biggest city, millions of people were confined to their homes. In an eerie echo of the lockdown imposed on the central city of Wuhan in 2020 after the virus first emerged, desperate pleas … Read more

Chinese drone giant DJI suspends business in Russia, Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, has announced it is temporarily halting operations in Russia and Ukraine, in a rare example of a Chinese firm suspending business in response to the war in Ukraine. “DJI is internally reassessing compliance requirements in various jurisdictions,” the Shenzhen-headquartered firm said in a statement on Wednesday. “Pending the current … Read more