The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added another risk factor that makes people more susceptible to coronavirus infection.
In its weekly report released Thursday, the CDC said a recent study found that people who test positive for the virus may be working in an office instead of in their home. According to the study, employees who test positive for COVID-19 are twice as likely to work.
According to Eat This, Not That!, The authors of the study pointed out the health benefits of telework and encouraged employers to offer that option.
“Allowing and encouraging the option of working from home or working remotely, when possible, is an important consideration for reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2,”; they wrote in their report.
Surveys show that most Americans are happy working from home and hope this could be the new normal even after the pandemic. A FlexJobs survey conducted in late August found that 48% of workers with flexible job options are satisfied with the balance they achieve between work and housework. 66%, or 2/3, say they want to continue working remotely even after a pandemic occurs.
An IBM poll conducted in May and early June found that 81% of respondents want to continue working remotely for at least a period of time and 61% said they want this to be the way of working. their main.
These numbers show that American workers like to work from home, and that this satisfaction has motivated companies to continue hiring indefinitely. According to a survey conducted by KPMG, 8 out of 10 Americans moving from the office to working remotely say their team is well adapted and 7 out of 10 say they are actually collaborating better.
KPMG CEO Paul Knopp said: “We have shown that we can be very efficient and productive in virtual environments. The survey shows that even if a vaccine will be approved tomorrow, the transition to virtual workspaces and digital transformation is still here. “This is a long term trend. It’s here to stay,” confirmed Knopp. Facebook, Apple, and Amazon have expanded their work from home options until 2021, according to Eat This, Not That!
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