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Ignore the mixed messages and wear that mask

Chicago Sun-Times 

A woman wears a protective mask and gloves as she walks on a Chicago sidewalk on Sunday. | Nam Y. Huh/AP photo

We are learning that masks can provide a measure of protection from the coronavirus if used properly. And the CDC may soon reverse itself and encourage people to wear face coverings during the pandemic.

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Prominent Indian-origin virologist in South Africa dies from coronavirus

Business Standard 

World-renowned virologist Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus that has killed five people in the country. Ramjee, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19. Ramjee, aged nearly 50 years, was the Clinical Trials Unit Principal Investigator and Unit Director of the HIV Prevention Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) offices in Durban.

Xerox abandons $35 billion hostile bid for HP

Oann.com (One America News Network) 

By Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) - U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp walked away from its $35 billion hostile cash-and-stock bid for HP Inc on Tuesday, after the coronavirus outbreak

Hospital worker contracts COVID-19; union demands hazard pay, better working conditions

Chicago Sun-Times 

A screening area for COVID-19 at University of Chicago Hospital. Union representing hospital workers in the Chicagoland area are demanding better working conditions and hazard pay during the pandemic. | Sun-Times file

SEIU Healthcare Illinois wants Chicago-area hospitals to provide service and maintenance workers with hazard pay and also to improve working conditions.

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Macy’s to drop from S&P 500 to small-cap index

Oann.com (One America News Network) 

(Reuters) - Macy's Inc will be removed from the benchmark S&P 500 stock index , the S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Tuesday, as coronavirus-induced store closures compound the retail

Pak officials 'scapegoating' vulnerable Hazara Shi'a community for coronavirus: US commission

Business Standard 

Expressing its concern over reports of Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi'a community for the spread of coronavirus. United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday accused the Balochistan provincial government of "scapegoating" the already vulnerable Hazara Shi'a community for this public health crisis."We are troubled that government officials in Balochistan are scapegoating the already vulnerable and marginalized Hazara Shi'a community for this public health crisis,"... Читать дальше...

COVID-19 Live Updates: Postal workers' union asks Canadians to wash mailboxes | Donated RVs help health-care workers isolate

Calgary Herald 

With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on cancellations in and around Calgary. What’s happening now Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that the province has confirmed 64 new cases of COVID-19, bringing Alberta’s total to 754 cases. Of those, 77 are healthcare workers and 75 […]

'Very, very painful' two weeks as coronavirus surge is coming: Trump

Business Standard 

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans of a "very, very painful two weeks', saying a surge in the spread of the novel coronavirus is coming while the deadly virus has already infected more than 175,000 Americans so far."The surge is coming and it's coming pretty strong," Trump said at his daily press briefing of the White House's COVID-19 task force.We're going to have a very tough two weeks" before the country sees the "light at the end of the tunnel," Trump said. "This is going to be a very painful two weeks."China... Читать дальше...

Eight Indonesians who attended Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi quarantined by police in Bijnor

Business Standard 

Eight Indonesians who had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in the Nizamuddin area of the national capital were picked from a mosque in Nagina area here on Tuesday and were later quarantined by the local police.Sanjay Singh, SP (Rural) said, "The Indonesians have been home-quarantined. We have registered a case against five persons of the mosque."Meanwhile, in New Delhi people who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, were taken to different hospitals for a checkup.Earlier... Читать дальше...

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