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McDonald’s Workers Go After Company For Failing To Protect Them During Coronavirus

McDonald’s workers filed a lawsuit in Chicago, took legal actions in California and are planning strikes nationwide, all in response to the company’s alleged failure to protect workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County, Illinois, five McDonald’s workers claim the company’s response to the pandemic has been “plainly […]

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Trump’s New Coronavirus Czar Divesting From Vaccine Company After Ethics Concerns

President Donald Trump’s new COVID-19 czar Moncef Slaoui is divesting from a leading vaccine company following criticism that his millions of dollars in stock options represented a major conflict of interest. The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced Slaoui’s divestiture from the Massachusetts biotech company Moderna. The company’s shares soared 20% Monday […]

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Critics Rip Penn. House Speaker After Questionable COVID-19 Post

Twitter critics piled on Pennsylvania’s Republican speaker of the House Saturday after he tweeted the percentage of people who died after contracting COVID-19 who had underlying health issues, as part of a “Reopening Pennsylvania” campaign. The stats posted by Rep. Mike Turzai ended with urging the state to get back to business “safely, compassionately” and “urgently.”  People […]

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Anthony Fauci Enters ‘Modified Quarantine’ After ‘Low Risk’ COVID-19 Contact

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and member of the White House coronavirus task force, says he’s going into a “modified quarantine” after coming into contact with an administration staff member who contracted COVID-19, CNN reported Saturday. Fauci told CNN that his contact with the staff member is considered “low risk,” meaning […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg In Hospital ‘Resting’ After Gallbladder Treatment

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the hospital Tuesday receiving treatment for a gallbladder condition, according to a Supreme Court release. Ginsburg was “resting comfortably” after receiving “non-surgical” treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, the Supreme Court said. The justice is expected to participate in […]

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UK Will Have Much Higher Rate Of ‘Invisible Children’ After Lockdown, Say Health Visitors

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The UK will have a much higher rate of “invisible children” when the country finally emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, health visitors have warned.  In line with social-distancing guidelines, health visitors – who usually support families with babies and […]