More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus
5 Ways Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Eat COVID-19 will change many things about the way we live. Here are 5 ways it will change how we eat. 1. More home cooking 2. More healthy eating 3. More food safety 4. Less exotic foods 5. More local eating
Heartbreaking news from Connecticut: A 6-week-old baby in the Hartford area is believed to be one of the youngest coronavirus victims anywhere in the world. Gov. Ned Lamont says the newborn was brought to a hospital unresponsive last week and could not be revived, WWLP reports. Tests this week confirmed...
The Defense Department ordered 100,000 “military-style body bags for potential civilian use.” According to Gizmodo, COVID-19 spread to all 50 U.S. states and four U.S. territories. Johns Hopkins University of Medicine tracker recorded over 209,000 confirmed cases and over 4,750 deaths. While FEMA has not specified a time they want the body bags, they said as soon as possible. FEMA also requested the military provide a “mortuary affairs support team for New York.”
Joe Biden is on course to become the Democratic nominee—but it may not become official until a lot later than expected. The candidate said Wednesday night that the Democratic National Convention should be pushed back from July to August because of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reports....
Political opponents, scientists and even usually supportive newspapers are lambasting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his government’s broken promises on testing for the COVID-19 virus
FDA Calls for Zantac to Be Pulled From Market The FDA is instructing that all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by brand name Zantac, are pulled from the market immediately. Over the counter Zantac is used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. An ongoing investigation has determined that contaminant levels in these heartburn medications increase over time. When stored at higher-than-normal temperatures, these contaminants pose a risk to public health. The contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is the probable human carcinogen that the FDA has been investigating since 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA advises against returning medicine to a drug take-back location and suggests following disposal instructions on the medication guide instead.
A Port of Los Angles locomotive engineer has admitted trying to crash a train into a hospital ship, federal prosecutors say. According to a court affidavit, 44-year-old Eduardo Moreno told investigators that he intentionally derailed the train at full speed on Tuesday because he thought the USNS Mercy might be...
The Federal Trade Commission announced its suing e-cigarette manufacturer Juul for breaking antitrust law. The lawsuit comes after Juul sold a big chunk of its company to tobacco company Altria Group. According to Gizmodo, Juul sold 35 percent of themselves for $12.8 billion to Altria. Altria used to be in direct competition with Juul but agreed to not compete in return for some ownership in Juul. The deal allowed Altria to appoint an observer to Juul’s Board of Directors and appoint three members to the board.
There has been a major reduction in air pollution worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dexter Henry explores how air quality has changed with people sheltering in place.