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“We will not risk our security”: Instacart employees announce emergency in connection with concerns about coronavirus

As coronaviruses continue to spread in the United States, many have turned to food delivery services like Instacart to provide them with their basic needs. But Instacart workers plan to carry out a nationwide strike on Monday over what they consider a lack of protection and adequate compensation for their risky trips to grocery stores – even if they “risk …

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Gilead CEO: We are about to have initial data in the coming weeks – Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD)

In an open letter, Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD) CEO Daniel O’Day says he expects to have initial information on the potential of remedies to fight coronavirus “in the coming weeks.” “When the news about the coronavirus first came, Gilead immediately began researching the potential of remdesivir, a drug that we had been studying for many years as part of our extensive …

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Mt. Morris man accused of trying to infect others with COVID-19 in the grocery store, police say

FLINT, Mich. – A 26-year-old man from Mt. Morris has been charged with three felonies after allegedly having COVID-19 and intentionally touching several shopping carts at a local grocery store in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged Jonathan David-Asher Miracle with Harm – Person falsely exposed, a 5-year felony; Harmful destruction of police …

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Walmart sells shirts, not pants in the middle of Coronavirus

(Newser) – When you take a conference call, no one can see your pants – and it drives a peak in shirt sales as more Americans work at home during the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports. “We see increased sales in the tops, but not the bottoms. So, people who are worried, obviously, from the waist up,” Dan Bartlett, Walmart’s …

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Rich people protect against coronavirus in remote hotels and homes

(CNN) – While many hotels around the world are ending up, a growing number are growing to medical facilities or making themselves available as temporary accommodations for nurses and doctors in the front lines of coronavirus. Still others are open for business as usual. Still others have an expensive twist. While the majority of the world’s population is waiting time …

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Coronavirus: Experts on how to act safely during pandemics

Grocery stores are still open, but that doesn’t mean you should shop normally. Business Insider spoke with two experts to find out what precautions shoppers should take among the coronavirus pandemics. Dr. Eric Cioe-Peña is director of global health at Northwell Health and assistant professor at Hofstra University’s Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, while Dr. Jaimie Meyer is …

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The FDA approves Abbott Lab’s portable, 5-minute coronavirus test on a toaster

Click to expand JUST CHICAGO – A five-minute, point-of-care coronavirus test could come to urgent care clinics next week, and experts say it could be “game-changing.” The US Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use approval to Illinois-based medical device manufacturer Abbott Labs on Friday for a coronavirus test that produces positive results in as little as five minutes and …

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Instacart Shoppers plans to switch over Coronavirus protection

Employees at Instacart, a tech company that delivers food and other household items ordered through an app, are planning a nationwide strike on Monday, claiming the company has not provided them with supplies to protect them from becoming infected during the coronavirus pandemic. It is unclear how many employees can strike. The company has about 200,000 customers, with plans to …

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Tennessee distilleries trying to follow the cleanup guidelines

The white, big letters neatly written on the black easel that blocks the entrance to the Corsair Distillery headquarters in Nashville begin to tell the story. “We are no longer donating remedies to the public,” the sign read Friday afternoon. “It’s all aimed at hospitals.” Everything that can be produced and dropped in every way. Distilleries large and small across …

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