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Amazon employees fear exposure to COVID-19: “I panicked”
According to employee and media reports, at least 10 Amazon warehouse employees across the country are infected with the coronavirus. However, they are part of selected occupational groups of workers who continue to serve their communities and often jeopardize their own health to help people self-isolate.
“We need to make sure that the places where we work are safe,” Amazon associate Sahro Sharif told Adriana Diaz of CBS News. Working at the Shakopee Fulfillment Center in Minnesota, Sharif is a member of a coalition promoting better working conditions. Employees need to be safe now because the coronavirus pandemic has isolated many people at home for fear of infection.
“I was scared and upset,” she said, on news of infection among warehouse workers. “When it comes to Amazon, there’s a lot more we can do for our employees.”
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Essential workers risk exposure to coronavirus to serve their community
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“Unethical and selfish” doctors prescribing drugs to family and friends to help treat coronavirus
Some doctors have written prescriptions for drugs that may help treat coronavirus for family and friends, and one pharmacist has called their actions “outrageous and selfish.” Stated. Hydroxychloroquine has not been clinically proven to be safe or successful in the treatment of coronavirus, but the growing demand for it requires it to control and obtain chronic disease It has become difficult for those who do.
Hydroxychloroquine is a less toxic derivative of chloroquine, an antimalarial drug. It often treats autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and is marketed under the brand name Plakenil.
Pharmacists share warning about potential over-prescription of COVID-19 drugs
According to recent data, orders for chloroquine jumped 3,000% in March and orders for hydroxychloroquine increased 260%. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved these drugs for the treatment of coronavirus, but doctors are allowed to prescribe them.
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British Americans fear coronavirus leaves them rampage
Many people living in the United Kingdom are worried that they will soon get stuck because the coronavirus pandemic has forced Americans traveling abroad to return to the United States. There is no home or health insurance to return to the United States.
About 174,000 Americans live in the UK, many of which are not eligible for government support under visa conditions. Haley Otto of CBS News has talked to a very uneasy American in this shaky situation.
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U.S. unemployed soars to 3.3 million as coronavirus denounces labor market
Last week more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus closed its business nationwide.
In the week to March 21, approximately 3.3 million people filed for unemployment assistance. This is almost a five-fold increase over previous records in 1982.
“This represents the worst worst incident in the labor market news in American history,” said Andrew Stetner, senior fellow of the Century Foundation.
US sees worst unemployment in more than 50 years
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Japan warns of ‘probable’ surge of new coronavirus cases
The Japanese capital recorded 47 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, its largest daily increase as a large city of 13.9 million prepares indoors for the weekend. Due to the worrisome surge of infectious diseases, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has called on responders in neighboring prefectures to help isolate the Tokyo area.
The six prefectures responded quickly and asked citizens to avoid all unnecessary travel to the capital or even to stay completely at home. The area has a population of about 40 million, about one third of Japan’s total population.
Disease experts are concerned not only that the number of cases in Japan is increasing, but also that it is not possible to track the route of transmission. Koike said Tokyo is “at a serious crisis now.”
People wearing face masks are walking in the park while enjoying the cherry blossom season in Tokyo on March 26, 2020.
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Compared to Manhattan and tens of thousands of other large cities, more than 2,000 total infections in Japan-about one-third of infections from outbreaks on Diamond Princess cruise ships may seem insignificant Maybe. However, spiral statistics show that the government released a panel of experts on Thursday with the most disastrous analysis, saying that “very likely” Japan would see infectious diseases that are “prevalent”. It is troublesome.
Famous chef Floyd Cardos saddened by death from coronavirus complications
Chef Floyd Cardo, who competed in the Top Chef, won the Top Chef Masters, ran successful restaurants in both India and New York, and died Wednesday on complications from the coronavirus, his company said. Said in a statement. I was 59.
On March 8, Cardos traveled from Mumbai to New York via Frankfurt, Germany. The statement said he was hospitalized a week ago with a fever at the Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, NJ, and then tested positive for Covid-19.
Avid supporters of making the food industry more sustainable have begun his hospitality training in his native Mumbai [formerly known as Bombay]. He then moved to Switzerland where he developed French, Italian and Indian cooking skills before moving to a kitchen in New York City.
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Trump pushes deadline for any coronavirus
Economists, health experts and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have criticized President Trump for saying he wants to reopen thousands of businesses closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus due to Easter.
Mr. Trump’s own chief health care professional, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, has warned against arbitrary deadlines to resume normal activities.
Trump accuses of virus deadline in April
But the media has accused Trump of closing the country to hurt his potential for re-election. Watch the video above for a complete report of Paula Reed on Discord in the White House.
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Restaurant workers already living “mouth-to-mouth” face more difficulties with shutdown
Restaurant servers that make money based on customer tips have seen their lives virtually disappear overnight. The restaurant industry has been upset by the economic consequences of a coronavirus shutdown, as have the workers who have continued to do so.
Survive unpaid wages
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For the first time since World War II, France suffers severe illness using specially equipped trains
For the first time since World War II, inpatients were transported by train throughout France.
All 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients are life-supporting and will board a specially-installed high-speed TGV train to Strasbourg, eastern France, and a hospital in the Loire region and west of Brittany early Thursday. did.
30 doctors accompanied them. Approximately 200 railway workers were mobilized to help retrofit five cars and assist patients in getting on and off.
The ambulance is waiting to take a patient with a coronavirus [Covid-19] on a TGV [high-speed train], medically treated in Strasbourg, France on March 26, 2020.
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Eastern France was one of the first areas to be attacked by the new coronavirus. It was the site of the first major cluster after people participating in Lenten’s religious services caught the virus and spread it throughout the community before the alarm was triggered.
Almost half of the more than 1,300 people who died in the French pandemic lived in the Great East region.
India announces $ 22.6 billion to help poor survive world’s largest COVID-19 blockade
The Indian government has announced a $ 22.6 billion plan to help the poor go through a 21-day blockade ordered to stop the spread of COVID-19 disease. The 1.3 billion country blockade is the world’s largest blockade caused by a coronavirus pandemic and a special challenge for the poor.
Financial assistance provides direct cash transfers and food subsidies. It is expected to give much needed relief to millions of daily wage and migrant workers who have lost their jobs due to the blockade.
“No one will be hungry,” said Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman.
Thursday is the second day of the three week lockdown. Most business and transportation links are closed around the country. Police set checkpoints on major roads to look for violators.
During a nationwide blockade against a highly contagious new coronavirus, Indian shopkeepers and customers can be seen on March 26, 2020 in a crowded market in New Delhi, India.
There are more than 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India, killing 13 people, but there are concerns that the number could surge. Despite the lockdown, at least one wholesale vegetable market was crowded with buyers in Delhi on Thursday morning.
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U.S. Navy vet released from prison in Iran with coronavirus symptoms wants to return home
A Navy veteran released last week from medical personnel from a prison in Iran said he was ill with symptoms of the coronavirus and was calling for humanitarian evacuation to the United States for treatment.
Michael White was hospitalized on a ward for coronavirus patients in Iran on Wednesday, and has reported fever, fatigue, coughing, and shortness of breath since the onset last week, according to a statement by family spokeswoman John Franks.
“I am an immunodeficient cancer patient and his situation is urgent,” said Franks of Imperial Beach, California. White has been tested against the coronavirus, but no results have been returned.
U.S. Navy vet sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran
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Virginia Governor asks Liberty University principal Jerry Falwell to reconsider welcome students
The Governor of Virginia has called on Liberty University’s President, Jerry Falwell Jr., to reconsider his decision to reintroduce students to the Lynchburg campus this week after spring break.
Governor Ralph Northam criticized Liberty at a press conference in Richmond on Wednesday. He stated that Liberty was sending a “mixed message” about COVID-19 disease. Liberty told the students that he was “welcome” to return to campus after last week’s spring break. School is one of the largest and most prominent evangelical universities in the United States.
Although many universities across the country have announced campus closures, Liberty initially planned to continue teaching on campus. Last week, after Northam restricted more than 100 gatherings, Liberty announced that most classes would be transferred online from Monday.
However, according to the email sent to the student, the student was told to “welcome” to return to campus. The move is in conflict with many other institutions of higher education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, stating that only “ no choice ” students can stay on campus, and William and Mary leave the dormitory. Closed.
Desperate American woman escapes Peru during pandemic
A 33-year-old American woman lacking life-saving drugs to treat an autoimmune disease finally boarded a plane on Wednesday after being detained in Peru for about 10 days, but hundreds of others US citizens got stuck after the Civil War. The American country has closed its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I couldn’t be happier,” said Anna, who requested not to disclose her surname because of privacy concerns related to her medical condition, after boarding a Cusco plane.
At the same time, it was bittersweet. On the way to the airport, Anna and her husband saw a long line of Americans wanting to fly. Her husband told the Associated Press that some people “sit outside the airport for a week.”
Marines stationed at Pentagon and become first positive
The Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday that U.S. Marines stationed at the Pentagon were coronavirus-positive on Tuesday. The patient currently in quarantine last visited the Department of Defense on March 13.
In a statement, the Pentagon said, “The Marines have complied with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Control guidelines and the DoD Directive by isolating themselves when relatives began to show symptoms.” “When he got sick, he contacted his assigned medical facility.”
The statement added that the Marine Corps workspace was cleaned by a Pentagon response team and contact investigations are underway.
Atlanta hospital overwhelmed by coronavirus patients
At Grady Hospital in Atlanta, all 100 beds in the intensive care unit were full. After that, COVID-19 was hit. Wherever hospitals find space, patients are now quarantined.
“Stress is not just an ability,” Dr. Robert Janssen, chief medical officer, told CBS News. “It’s not only the supply stress, but also the individual who cares for the patient, because not much is known.”
All ICU beds are used at all four major hospitals in Atlanta. At a rural hospital in Georgia, 12 COVID-19 patients died. The hospital is overwhelmed.
“They have called for help, but we cannot give it,” Janssen said.
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ICU unit is at “full capacity”, Atlanta mayor warns
Munutin says Senate stimulus will continue to run economy for three months
Treasury secretary Steve Mnutin says he hopes the Senate’s stimulus package will bring the economy up for about three months. This is because the country is dealing with the catastrophic economic consequences of the new coronavirus. Some senators have threatened to postpone the bill, but leaders in the two senators said that US workers, businesses, and the tense healthcare system had been trying to help the virus outbreak survive the virus outbreak by two trillion. Agreed on dollar-scale financial remedies.
Mnutin told reporters at a briefing on the Coronavirus Committee on Wednesday that loans to small and medium-sized businesses would cover about 50% of personal salaries and provide loans for eight weeks as long as workers were employed. He said there was overhead. If the company retains employees, the loan is allowed at the end of the eight-week period.
President Trump said he would sign the bill “immediately” after reaching his desk. However, it is not yet completely clear when payments to Americans will reach your wallet.
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