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1/7/2021 Albertsons supermarkets outsource drivers' jobs to gig workers CBS News Albertsons pushed to make its grocery workers "essential." Now it's outsourcing their jobs By Irina Ivanova January 7, 2021 / 2:42 PM / MoneyWatch Americans share their frontline heroes 05:13When COVID-19 pushed grocery stores onto the "front line" of the war against the pandemic, Albertsons, the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, sought to have their employees designated as "essential workers." CEO Vivek Sankaran teamed up with the United Food and ...
1/7/2021 Around Brooklyn: Rogue strain of Covid found in Saratoga Springs brooklyneagle.com Around Brooklyn: Rogue strain of Covid found in Saratoga Springs January 6, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff A public recreation area outside The Greenpoint has an excellent view of the Manhattan skyline. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn EagleRogue strain of COVID-19 found in Saratoga SpringsOn Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the first confirmed case of the UK strain of COVID-19 virus has been detected in Saratoga ...
1/7/2021 Southeast Texas congressman tests positive for COVID-19 Chron Southeast Texas congressman tests positive for COVID-19 Jan. 6, 2021 Comments 2 1 of 2 Staff help register and process those waiting in their vehicles in the line for non-ambulatory people to be vaccinated Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show grounds in Mercedes, Texas. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP) Denise Cathey/AP Show More Show ...
1/7/2021 Healthcare optimized: The role of robots post-COVID ZDNet It would be difficult to overestimate the impact COVID-19 appears to be having on the automation sector. No where will the change be more apparent than in healthcare, where a major transition to automation has long been in the offing.What would have been a slower easing in has, in light of overstressed capacity in some areas of healthcare (and an eerie diminishment of demand in others), as well ...
1/7/2021 Quebec orders 8 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday, for 4 weeks PBS ... in-person learning the next week, on Jan. 18.Legault said he wanted to give Quebecers an “electroshock” regarding the critical situation in the province’s hospitals, which he said are overburdened with COVID-19 patients.Quebec reported 47 more deaths related to COVID-19 , with 2,641 new cases of coronavirus infections and a rise in both hospitalizations and people in intensive care. It has recorded a total of ...
1/7/2021 Mayor says NYPD can get vaccines, governor says not so fast Crain's New York Business Reprints PrintMayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Wednesday to offer Covid-19 vaccines to most city police officers, only to have Gov. Andrew Cuomo say an hour later that the officers aren't yet eligible for them.De Blasio said the city hoped to offer the vaccines to 25,000 officers and to provide shots to 10,000 by Sunday. Related Articles Nursing home staff more hesitant than residents to get ...
1/7/2021 World's super-rich families want more hedge funds, survey finds Crain's New York Business BloombergFamily offices are heading back to hedge funds .More than a third of 185 investment firms for wealthy clans plan to boost allocations amid the economic upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic , according to survey released Wednesday by BlackRock Inc . and Juniper Place, a London-based firm that helps asset managers raise capital.Family offices and other investors soured on hedge funds in recent years, bemoaning high fees ...
1/7/2021 De Blasio blames state for thousands of unused vaccines Crain's New York Business Reprints Print BloombergNew York City is looking into legal options to challenge state vaccination rules that have left thousands of Covid-19 doses unused.Health officials have thousands of shots available “without arms to give injections to,” Mitchell Katz , chief executive officer of NYC Health and Hospitals, said in a Thursday briefing.Now that every eligible worker in the city’s 11 public hospitals who wants to be ...
1/7/2021 Remembering the Lessons of 2020 eWeek ... was still much to be learned from 2020 that we can take back into our daily lives.By any measure, 2020 is a year most would prefer to forget. The uncontrollable spread of the COVID-19 virus and related economic crises slammed places and people in every corner of the globe. Here in the U.S., the federal government’s inept management of pandemic response was nearly overshadowed by what was ...
1/7/2021 EU commission greenlights Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine Boston Herald AMSTERDAM — The European Union’s executive commission gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, providing the 27-nation bloc with a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the continent.The European Commission granted conditional marketing authorization for the vaccine. The decision came against a backdrop of high infection rates in many EU countries and strong criticism ...
1/7/2021 Massachusetts coronavirus cases surge 6,419 -- one of highest single-day counts ever Boston Herald ... final day of 2020 — was the state’s single-day record high of 6,887 new cases.Wednesday’s 99 new virus deaths and three new probable virus deaths bring the state’s total COVID-19 death toll to 12,836. The seven-day average of daily deaths is now 51, a significant jump from 13 daily deaths in early October. The death average peaked with 175 daily deaths in late ...
1/7/2021 Red Cross Calls for Blood Plasma for COVID Patients WebMD HealthDay Reporter AdvertisementWEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The American Red Cross is urging COVID-19 survivors to donate blood plasma for hospital patients who need it to recover.As an incentive to help boost the national convalescent plasma shortage, the Red Cross has teamed up with the National Football League and is offering donors a chance to win two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl LVI ...
1/7/2021 “Pandemic fatigue?”: How adherence to covid-19 regulations has been misrepresented and why it matters BMJ Pandemic fatigue? How adherence to covid-19 regulations has been misrepresented and why it matters January 7, 2021As England and Scotland start another period of lockdown, we all have to come to terms with following stricter covid-19 restrictions, most likely for a relatively long period of time. The notion of behavioural fatigue associated with adherence to covid restrictions (so-called “pandemic fatigue”) has been a recurrent theme ...
1/7/2021 Jane McGregor: Vaccination rollout—there is no time to get this wrong BMJ Jane McGregor: Vaccination rollout—there is no time to get this wrong January 7, 2021Sometimes, in the eye of the storm, it is difficult to see clearly. But many of the unforced errors that have occurred during the covid-19 pandemic could and should have been foreseen. It was unforgivable to discharge older patients from hospital wards, untested for covid-19 and without any quarantine period, back into the ...
1/7/2021 Covid-19: High level of non-covid deaths may reflect health system pressures - The BMJ BMJ Shaun Griffin London Excess deaths were higher than deaths involving covid-19 in the week leading up to Christmas, the first time this has occurred during the second wave of the pandemic, show the latest provisional figures. Experts said that this may reflect the pressure on care pathways for patients with non-covid conditions. The number of deaths in the week ending 25 December 2020 was 11‚Äâ520, which was ...