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A portion of the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., is destroyed following heavy rains and mudslides in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. floods reveal fragile food supply chains — 4 ways to manage the crisis now and in the future

Food supply chains had already taken a serious hit by panic-purchasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. floods remind us how effective supply chain management planning can help avert crises.
In the early stages of the pandemic, people suddenly started buying toilet paper in bulk, leading to widespread shortages. (Shutterstock)

What motivates changing behaviours during COVID-19 — from toilet paper hoarding to physical distancing

During the early stages of the pandemic, people adapted to changing situations by making new and different choices. But how did they make these decisions? Motivation theory can explain the process.
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More Australians are worried about a recession and an increasingly selfish society than about coronavirus itself

A new survey shows younger Australians are more worried than older people about the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most people are following the social distancing rules and staying home.

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