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Research that matters

An experimental 40 foot long Microsoft datacentre with 864 servers and 27.6 petabyte has been submerged 117 feet beneath the sea off Scotland’s Orkney Island. Nicknamed Natick, the centre is currently processing massive workloads for a global coronavirus project. Researchers are using artificial intelligence to simulate protein folding in the virus that causes COVID-19 and design therapeutics to stop it.

Source: The Verge

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Alarming triage protocols

ARCH Disability Law Centre recently raised significant concerns about a draft document called the Clinical Triage Protocol for Major Surge in COVID-19 Pandemic, from Ontario Health. This document first released in March is meant to help doctors make difficult decisions about who will receive critical health care during the COVID-19 pandemic if there are not enough medical resources. ARCH has been working closely with disability rights groups in different ways to ensure that if such a document is ever needed, that persons with disabilities will not be disproportionately and discriminatorily impacted.

Career Re-boot?

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After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, nearly half of 500 office employees surveyed are rethinking their careers. Online interviews also showed that employees in this group:

  • Were 60 per cent more motivated to work for a firm that values its staff during unpredictable times.
  • Almost 50 per cent more likely to prioritize. their personal life over their job in the future.
  • 1/3 more likely to look for a more meaningful or fulfilling position.

COVID-19 True or False?

A near-constant stream of news, sometimes contradictory, can cause anyone to feel lost and distressed. Make sure to use reliable sources such as
the UNICEF and the World Health Organization’s sites to get information, or to check any information you might be getting through less reliable channels or visit:

Source: Robert Half

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14 Days

Is the approximate length of time human coronavirus symptoms may take to appear after exposure to the virus.

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The Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF) is a registered Canadian charity. CAF was founded in 1986 and has since been a national leader and partner with other organizations and governments on various projects related to disability and communications.

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