Week in Review: Vaccinations, Innovations, and More
Reflections on 2020, as well as looking forward to vaccinations and innovations, marked the week that was.
In the first week of 2021, we spent a lot of time reflecting on a truly hectic and historic year. From business-changing deals to the pandemic to major accomplishments, 2020 was indeed a remarkable 12 months.
But there was other news, as well, from the beginning of vaccinations against COVID-19 to the start of a major road rally to the release of a remarkable book.
Here's a quick look back at the week that was in our Aramco Life.
As mentioned, the past year has brought plenty of challenges, but also plenty of milestones. We took a closer look at the company's efforts in business continuity, its commercial ecosystem, COVID-19, events, its use of nonmetallic, and its efforts to preserve biodiversity.
And if that isn't enough, we also looked back on Ithra's very busy year as well.
In his annual New Year's address, Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser noted the many challenges that Aramcons faced over the past year, and how it brought them closer as a team in overcoming these challenges.
"In this most testing of years, the Aramco family became closer as one team. We can be proud too that despite the ongoing challenge and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, none of us gave up on the idea of a better future last year," Amin Nasser.
As 2020 wound down, the threat of COVID-19 has remained on everyone's mind. Thankfully, a vaccine has been developed to combat the fast-spreading disease, and Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare has provided a pretty thorough breakdown not only of the vaccine and how it works, but also how to register to get the shot and how to deal with any potential side effects.
Ithra and Al-Qafilah Magazine have teamed up to publish and launch "The Mu'allaqat for Millennials," a book in Arabic and English that not only features the famous 10 pre-Islamic poems, but dives into the meaning of the verses in a style meant to engage younger articles.
Check out the book here.
As the Dakar Rally returns to the Kingdom for a second straight year, so is Aramcon Tariq S. Al-Rammah. He is just one of some 555 global participants from around the world taking part in the race that concludes Jan. 16.