Coronavirus: NYC doctor who opted out of retirement to carry on treating patients dies of Covid-19

Coronavirus: NYC doctor who opted out of retirement to carry on treating patients dies of Covid-19 ‘He saw another human being in need and he didn’t hesitate to help’ James Crump @thejamescrump Monday 18 May 2020 23:18 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} A Brooklyn hospital ( (Getty Images) ) A New York based doctor, who treated patients […] Read More

Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn't cover warehouses, report says

Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn’t cover warehouses, report says California extends paid sick leave law to food workers as retail giant’s employees demand stronger workplace protections Alex Woodward New York Thursday 7 May 2020 22:50 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} Amazon warehouse workers in California say the company refuses to comply with the state’s law guaranteeing […] Read More

Why the Navajo Nation has one of the highest coronavirus death rates in America

Why the Navajo Nation has one of the highest coronavirus death rates in America Historical social and structural inequality, mixed with unfortunately timed church service contributed to virus’s spread Graig Graziosi Wednesday 6 May 2020 00:29 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} The coronavirus death rate in the Navajo Nation is the fifth highest in the country, […] Read More

Major grocery chains rationing meat purchases to curb hoarding

Major grocery chains rationing meat purchases to curb hoarding ‘Some processors are experiencing challenges’ James Crump @thejamescrump Monday 4 May 2020 23:04 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} Some of the biggest grocery stores in the US are rationing meat purchases, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger, Giant Eagle and Costco are among the supermarket chains that are […] Read More

'I can't see all these people going back into work': Meat-packing employees sceptical that many will return to plants, despite executive order

‘I can’t see all these people going back into work’: Meat-packing employees sceptical that many will return to plants, despite executive order President signs executive order forcing factories to stay open under Defence Production Act Louise Hall Wednesday 29 April 2020 21:20 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} Meat plant workers are reportedly predicting that employees won’t show […] Read More

'Time is running out': Alarming number of positive coronavirus tests point to crisis in US prisons

‘Time is running out’: Alarming number of positive coronavirus tests point to crisis in US prisons Controlling spread of coronavirus made more difficult when so many prisoners who tested positive were asymptomatic Oliver O’Connell New York Wednesday 29 April 2020 22:51 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} A class-action lawsuit alleges that not enough is being done to protect Michigan […] Read More

'It's a death sentence': Trump to force meatpacking plants to stay open amid fears over food supply

‘It’s a death sentence’: Trump to force meatpacking plants to stay open amid fears over food supply At least 22 plants closed after workers tested positive for Covid-19 Danielle Zoellner @dani__zoellner Tuesday 28 April 2020 22:48 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} The president’s executive order comes after Tyson Foods warned meat supply would diminish due to […] Read More

Coronavirus: Stay-at-home order for millions of people in San Francisco Bay Area extended to end of May

Coronavirus: Stay-at-home order for millions of people in San Francisco Bay Area extended to end of May Health officials in seven California counties: ‘We expect to be responding to Covid-19 in our communities for a long time’ Alex Woodward New York Monday 27 April 2020 17:40 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} Seven counties in California‘s Bay […] Read More

Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight: Trump to suspend US immigration as doctors told not to work without PPE

Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight: Trump to suspend US immigration as doctors told not to work without PPE US president makes surprise move amid growing concern about NHS supplies Conrad Duncan @theconradduncan Tuesday 21 April 2020 09:10 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} The coronavirus pandemic has continued to dominate headlines as it affects the […] Read More

Oil prices dive more than 100% to minus $37 as demand collapses during coronavirus pandemic

Oil prices dive more than 100% to minus $37 as demand collapses during coronavirus pandemic Falling prices refer to futures in May, with June trading above $20 per barrel Danielle Zoellner @dani__zoellner Monday 20 April 2020 19:54 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} US oil prices have plummeted to the lowest level in history and entered into negative […] Read More

US economy could take two years to return to 'full strength', Federal Reserve says

US economy could take two years to return to ‘full strength’, Federal Reserve says Economy expected to ‘underperform’ for near future as nation recovers from pandemic’s effects Alex Woodward New York Thursday 16 April 2020 22:37 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} After unprecedented moves to stabilise markets during the coronavirus pandemic, including injecting billions of dollars […] Read More

'I'm anxious this week': US supermarket workers increasingly fear going to work due to coronavirus

‘I’m anxious this week’: US supermarket workers increasingly fear going to work due to coronavirus Next to healthcare providers, no workforce has proved more essential during the pandemic than supermarket employees, reports Abha Bhattarai Monday 13 April 2020 10:10 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} A worker at the ShopRite supermarket restocks shelves ( Getty ) Doug Preszler wasn’t […] Read More

Tornadoes rip through US as southern states face severe storms

Tornadoes rip through US as southern states face severe storms Nearly 95 million people face severe weather amid lockdown orders due to coronavirus pandemic Chris Riotta New York @chrisriotta Sunday 12 April 2020 22:31 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} A series of tornadoes ripped through multiple states on Easter Sunday with severe storms expected throughout much […] Read More

Coronavirus: When will Covid-19 peak in the US?

Coronavirus: When will Covid-19 peak in the US? Around 25,000 ventilators, 140,000 beds needed to cope with the pandemic, according to new data  Louise Hall Monday 6 April 2020 22:22 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} The peak of the coronavirus pandemic in the US is only 10 days away, with 3,130 Americans predicted to die in one day, new […] Read More

Coronavirus stimulus package: Who is eligible and when will you get your cheques?

Coronavirus stimulus package: Who is eligible and when will you get your cheques? Payment will be one-off that is calculated by looking at your 2019 tax return James Crump @thejamescrump Wednesday 1 April 2020 18:05 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} Erin Schaff / The New York Times POOL President Donald Trump recently signed the biggest relief package in […] Read More

'It's like being on eBay with 50 other states bidding': Cuomo attacks US healthcare as coronavirus deaths rise

‘It’s like being on eBay with 50 other states bidding’: Cuomo attacks US healthcare as coronavirus deaths rise ‘The healthcare system is a chain. It breaks anywhere, it breaks everywhere. That has to be our mentality’ Graig Graziosi Tuesday 31 March 2020 22:23 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described the process […] Read More

Coronavirus: 17-year-old dies of Covid-19 in Louisiana

Coronavirus: 17-year-old dies of Covid-19 in Louisiana It is unknown whether the teenager had any underlying health conditions Oliver O’Connell New York Thursday 26 March 2020 22:27 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} The Louisiana Department of Health has reported that a 17-year-old from New Orleans has died of coronavirus, the youngest fatality from the virus in the […] Read More

'Why are you even talking about this?': CNN anchor loses patience with evasive Trump official

‘Why are you even talking about this?’: CNN anchor loses patience with evasive Trump official ‘Why are you wasting your time on this and not solving the problem you have?’ James Crump @thejamescrump Thursday 26 March 2020 22:11 {{^moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} CNN anchor Brianna Keilar lost patience with a Trump official when interviewing him about the shortage of ventilators, […] Read More