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March 31, 2020

Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island strike for more coronavirus protection

Source: cnbc

Amazon has fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the facility, known as JFK8, said he was fired Monday afternoon following the strike. Smalls and other employees walked out to call attention to the lack of protections for warehouse workers. The workers are also urging Amazon to close the facility after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus last week. The organizers said that at least 50 people joined the walkout

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/amazon-fires-staten-island-coronavirus-strike-leader-chris-smalls.html

I expected this from Amazon
March 31, 2020

Hyde Park: Officers Disperse Birthday Party Crowd Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: on.scene tv

03.28.2020 | 6:00 PM | LOS ANGELES – A birthday party for a little girl was dispersed by police amid the state’s ‘stay at home’ order enacted to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday evening.

Officers responded to reports of a gathering involving 30 to 40 people at a home in the 5500 block of 4th Avenue in the Hyde Park area around 6:00 PM.

Units arriving on scene learned that the group was celebrating a birthday party for a little girl.

Read more: https://onscene.tv/hyde-park-officers-disperse-birthday-party-crowd-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

seens heavy handed to me, why not go after churches first?
March 30, 2020

Johnson & Johnson, U.S. government plan one billion doses of coronavirus vaccine

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Monday it made a $1 billion deal with the U.S. government to create enough manufacturing capacity for more than 1 billion doses of a vaccine it is testing to fight the new coronavirus that has killed more than 34,000 people around the world.

Johnson and Johnson said that it had selected its own lead vaccine candidate and would start human testing of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by September, with an eye on having it ready for emergency use in early 2021, the drugmaker said on Monday.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-johnson-johnson/jj-u-s-government-plan-one-billion-doses-of-coronavirus-vaccine-idUSKBN21H1OY?il=0

one of many vaccines in development, a little bit of good news
March 30, 2020


Source: newsweek

On Sunday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could be prescribed to teens and adults with COVID-19 "as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible," after the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization. (EUA) That marked the first EUA for a drug related to COVID-19 in the U.S., according to the statement.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/fda-says-hydroxychloroquine-chloroquine-can-used-treat-coronavirus-1494925

are they trying to circumvent the governors' ban?
March 29, 2020

China promotes bear bile as coronavirus treatment, alarming wildlife advocates



I know they just banned the consumption of wildlife, but the loop hole is if they're being used for medicine...

March 29, 2020

After $25 million stimulus, stunned NSO players receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center

Source: washington post

Hours after the rapist signed a stimulus bill that includes $25 million for the Kennedy Center, its president Deborah Rutter told the National Symphony Orchestra that their paychecks would end this week.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/after-25-million-stimulus-stunned-nso-players-receive-one-week-notice-from-kennedy-center/2020/03/28/9c27603e-7118-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html


another link with no paywall https://independenteagle.com/after-25-million-stimulus-stunned-nso-players-receive-one-week-notice-from-kennedy-center/
March 27, 2020

Gov. Cuomo Says Let's Go Kick Coronavirus A*ss

i teared up listening to him. what a true american leader!
March 25, 2020

Nevada Governor Bars Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus Patients

Source: us news and report

The governor’s rule comes a day after a Phoenix-area man died and his wife was in critical condition from taking an additive used to clean fish tanks known as chloroquine phosphate, similar to the drug used to treat malaria.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nevada/articles/2020-03-24/nevada-governor-bars-malaria-drugs-for-coronavirus-patients

this only applies to Nevada as of now
March 24, 2020

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Source: cnn

New York moved to begin trials Tuesday, procuring 70,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine and 750,000 doses of chloroquine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. In addition Bayer, the drug maker, has donated 3 million doses of Resochin, its brand name for chloroquine, to the federal government.
Perhaps demonstrating why health officials are urging caution -- saying chloroquine requires further clinical study and might not be the panacea it's billed to be -- officials in Nigeria's Lagos state have reported three overdoses in the days since the drug entered the conversation surrounding the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/health/chloroquine-hydroxycholoroquine-drugs-explained/index.html

officials in Nigeria's Lagos state have reported three overdoses in the days since the drug entered the conversation surrounding the pandemic.

people, don't try to medicate yourself, get your advice from trained medical professionals

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I'm a progressive american, was born in Taiwan. But have been in the states longer than my native country. I'm fluent in English, Chinese, and knows a little of Japanese. Good enough to translate Manga.
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