Coronavirus Info Center

News & Resources to Support Your Supply Chain

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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The coronavirus outbreak is a constantly evolving situation, and The Quick Group is committed to staying in close communication with our customers during this health crisis. This page is designed to provide you with the latest information and answers to your questions regarding how the outbreak is impacting global shipments. We’re also including links to relevant information published by expert sources. If you have questions or need information that is not addressed on this page, please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative.

In the meantime, we remain focused on continuing to deliver the transportation solutions that meet your urgent shipping needs.

Latest News

Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Against U.K., South Africa Variants, Study Shows

The vaccine developed by Pfizer appears to be effective against the more transmissible variants of the coronavirus, including the one first discovered in South Africa www.usnews.com

The vaccine developed by the University of Oxford & AstraZeneca not only protects people from serious illness & death, it also slows the transmission of the virus.

The researchers' study is the first to demonstrate evidence that any coronavirus vaccine can reduce virus transmission.

Read more: www.cnn.com

Canada has expanded their existing international flight restrictions into four Canadian airports

Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport. Quick is prepared to meet our clients' shipping needs while this restriction is in place—using all cargo flights, fly and drive options, connecting flights and charter flights. Contact your local Customer Service Center with any questions about your shipments.

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

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

02 Apr, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
As we're still dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain, it's more important than ever to do the necessary preparation and planning before your shipment is picked up. Read our tips sheet to learn the eight steps you can take to help avoid unforeseen delays. Download PDF
The Quick Group’s IT Roundtable: Managing a Crisis on the Global Stage

The Quick Group’s IT Roundtable: Managing a Crisis on the Global Stage

02 Apr, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
Listen to The Quick Group's IT leaders discussion on business continuity & supporting customers' mission-critical logistics during a global pandemic. Listen here

What Activities Can You do After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

01 Apr, 2021 - Helpful Links
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on what activities are safe for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID19, as well as those that require taking some precautions. www.healthmatters.nyp.org
Trypanophobia or "needle phobia" is real!

Trypanophobia or "needle phobia" is real!

01 Apr, 2021 - Helpful Links
And it may make some people feel anxious about COVID-19 vaccines, which may require not just one, but two shots. If this sounds familiar to you or someone you know, you'll be interested in this article that provides helpful tips on how to cope with "needle phobia." https://khn.org
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