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It goes without saying that the coronavirus (COVID-19) dominated 2020—and it changed the world as we knew it. Though the year closed with the arrival of vaccines, continued challenges and uncertainties still exist.

This page was designed in March of 2020 to provide you with the latest information and answers to your questions on how the outbreak was impacting global shipments. We shared insights from The Quick Group’s logistics specialists, as well as links to relevant information published by expert sources. We will continue to deliver critical COVID-19 content. However, given the current state of pandemic-related breaking news, we’re going to dial back the frequency of posts on this web page. We will continue to share urgent updates on our website’s Service Alerts pages, our social media channels and on this COVID-19 website, as needed.

And whenever you have a question or need additional information—whether COVID-related or not— please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative or send an e-mail to one of our global logistics specialists via our Ask the Experts page. No matter how you’d like to connect with us, please remember that when the unexpected happens, we are here for you.

Latest News - EMEA

Johnson & Johnson announced today that their one-shot vaccine protects against COVID-19, but it is not as strong as others already being used in the U.S.

The company said that trials in the U.S. & seven other countries showed 66% effectiveness in preventing moderate to severe illness and was 85% protective against the most serious symptoms. www. cnn.com

Biotech firm, Novavax, said today that its COVID-19 vaccine is 89 percent effective.

However, a separate phase two study in South Africa showed that the vaccine isn’t nearly as effective against a new strain that has been ravaging the country. Read more

BREAKING NEWS: First case of Brazil coronavirus variant identified in the United States

25 Jan, 2021 - North America, EMEA, LATAM, APAC
Minnesota health authorities said the case of the highly transmissible variant involved “a Minnesota resident with recent travel history to Brazil” and was detected through random surveillance of blood samples.

President Biden signed restrictions today on travel to the U.S. to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.

U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of COVID-19 has been identified. The President also reinstated broader restrictions that were in effect much of 2020, but were rescinded by the previous administration. These limits affect non-U.S. citizens traveling from the UK, Ireland and much of Europe.

https://www.washingtonpost.com

Resources
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Next-gen Tech: Connecting Aviation Companies to Their Global Supply Chain

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Expediting Your critical Life Science Shipments - 8 Tips To Mitigate Delays And Ensure On-Time Delivery

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