Daily News Brief – September 1, 2020

FDA Willing to Fast Track Coronavirus Vaccine Before Phase Three Trials End

FDA Willing to Fast Track Coronavirus Vaccine Before Phase Three Trials End

The chief of the Food and Drug Administration is prepared to bypass the full federal approval process in order to make a Covid-19 vaccine available as soon as possible, according to an interview in the Financial Times. Insisting that the move would not be due to pressure from the Trump administration to fast track a vaccine, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn told the newspaper that an emergency authorization could be appropriate before phase three clinical trials are completed if the benefits outweigh the risks. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Phase 3 Clinical Testing in the US of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins (NIH)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Indonesia Are on the Decline, Says President Jokowi (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Webinar:
Overview of TAMS and Recommended Pandemic Guidelines for Buyers and Suppliers
Wednesday, September 2 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Over the last few months, an independent group of travel and meetings leaders have created and released the comprehensive S.O.S – Standards of Safety in Business Travel & Return to the Road Communication Strategy documents, as part of the Travel and Meetings Standards (TAMS) initiative. Representatives of this grassroots, volunteer task force will share an overview of these pandemic supplier guidelines and most importantly, discuss how they can be utilized as organizations rethink their travel policy, risk management requirements, and the wellbeing of their employees.

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Highlights from Week 2
Navigating Procurement in Light of a Pandemic Webinar

Robert Schott, Managing Director and Chief Procurement Officer for PwC, and GBTA Interim-Executive Director Dave Hilfman discussed navigating procurement changes during a pandemic, and how to use this period to improve processes and strengthen partnerships.

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GBTA Ladders: Defining and Articulating Value [Webinar]
Tuesday, September 8 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Ladders, GBTA’s unique volunteer mentoring program, connects successful business travel industry leaders with rising business travel professionals and creates a collective opportunity for collaboration, mentorship, and talent development. Join this webinar to see the 2020 competition team winner “Loud and Proud” and hear about their idea of a plugin/app solution, Plan-It, which gives travelers a platform to remind and record commitments to travel more sustainability.

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Industry Spotlight

Join Us for the September GBTA Canada Town Hall Call
September 23 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Our Canadian Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls are intended to share information, tools and resources that support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Job Spotlight

Corporate Travel Manager
Bothell, WA

The ideal candidate for this role will be experienced in global travel management, vendor/partner relationship and performance management, corporate travel credit card management and Concur administration. They will stay current with industry trends and have the ability to understand the business and effectively enhance our program to meet the needs of our business travelers. They will be asked to evaluate all aspects of our current corporate travel program and assess potential areas for operational improvement and cost savings.View Job >>

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea: Very Strong Typhoon Maysak Strengthens while Approaching Okinawa Islands

Ghana – Authorities Ease Some Restrictions; International Air Travel to Resume

Nigeria – Aviation Unions Demonstrate at International Airport in Lagos

Sweden – Disruptions Ongoing Following Train Collision in Savenas, Gothenburg

United States – Officials in Massachusetts Amend Travel Advisory


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