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|A timeline of Trump's missed opportunities on coronavirus
As the deadly coronavirus outbreak rapidly spread across America in February and March, President Trump repeatedly asserted that “nobody could have predicted something like this.” But a review of government records shows that repeated warnings were issued to the White House and went unheeded.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 3:32 PM
|Coronavirus is ushering in a new wave of racially motivated attacks, warns intelligence bulletin
Federal agencies are concerned that domestic extremists could use the coronavirus pandemic to attack Asians and Jews, according to a joint intelligence bulletin obtained by Yahoo News. That bulletin mirrors what organizations that monitor online hate content are also finding.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 10:46 AM
|Doctors rethinking coronavirus: Are we using ventilators the wrong way?
As hospitals and health care workers grapple with a shortage of supplies, some doctors are raising questions about how ventilators are currently being used on coronavirus patients — and whether they may actually be doing more harm than good.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 8:37 AM
|Coronavirus: WHO chief and Taiwan in row over 'racist' comments
Taiwan rejects accusations by the UN health body's head that racist slurs against him originated there.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 10:39 AM
|U.K. truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of Vietnamese migrants found in container
Victims died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in an enclosed space, police said.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 12:50 PM
|Biden pledges to lower Medicare age and reduce some student debt in olive branch to Sanders supporters
Former Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) supporters, just a little bit.Sanders suspended his 2020 run on Wednesday, though he pledged to keep collecting delegates and fighting for his progressive platform. So in an effort to win over Sanders' backers, Biden adopted a lighter version of some of Sanders' policies Thursday, pledging to lower the age of Medicare eligibility and forgive some student debt.In a Thursday blog post, Biden first promised he'd let Americans receive Medicare benefits once they turned 60, a small step down from the current eligibility age of 65. This "reflects the reality that, even after the current crisis ends, older Americans are likely to find it difficult to secure jobs," Biden wrote, though he was sure to point out that "those who prefer to remain on their employer plans would be permitted to do so." Sanders' health care plan, famously known as Medicare-for-all, would swap all private insurance to a universal public plan.Biden also adopted Sanders' and Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) plans to forgive student loan debt, albeit with several restrictions. Biden would "forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities for debt-holders earning up to $125,000," he said in the blog post. "Senator Sanders and his supporters can take pride in their work in laying the groundwork for these ideas," Biden finished in his post, though some Sanders backers weren't totally happy with Biden's proposals.More stories from theweek.com Biden is the weakest major party nominee in recent history — but that might be the point 4 important parenting lessons from life in lockdown Coronavirus genomes show New York's COVID-19 outbreak came from Europe months ago
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 5:16 PM
|Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown, but another Chinese city shutdown emerges
The Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on residents amid concern about a second wave of infections.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 11:22 AM
|Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis
Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists are accused of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation.” “Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli occupation under any cover is a crime punishable by law and a betrayal for the people and their sacrifices,” it said in a statement.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 12:06 PM
|New single-day record for NY virus deaths but hospitalizations fall
America's coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths Thursday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalizations continued to fall. Cuomo said 799 people died in the last 24 hours, outdoing the previous high of 779 announced on Wednesday, but added that the curve was flattening because of social confinement measures. "We had a 200-net increase in hospitalizations, which you can see is the lowest number we've had since this nightmare started," Cuomo told reporters, adding that intensive care admissions were also at the lowest yet.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:16 PM
|New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll shows Americans turning against Trump
The new survey found that Americans increasingly blame Trump for the vast scale of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 4:13 PM
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|4 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Cannabis and Insurance
One may not need to be able to read the cannabis leaves to divine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis and insurance. Some good guesses from any insurance professional with their foot in the door of a dispensary, …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 7:03 PM
|Florida Directs Workers’ Comp Insurers to Comply with COVID-19 Treatment Order
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued an informational memorandum to all insurers and entities authorized to write workers’ compensation insurance providing guidance on the treatment of policyholders affected by COVID-19. The memorandum is in response to Chief Financial …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:55 PM
|Germania Insurance to Return Nearly $6M to Personal Auto Customers in Texas
In light of the reduction in drivers on the road due to COVID-19 epidemic, Texas-based Germania Insurance will give back nearly $6 million in credits to its personal auto insurance policyholders. The company said through its Reduced Driving Payback, a …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:42 PM
|Hentschke, Mudd Promoted at Valley Insurance Agency Alliance
St. Louis, Mo.-based Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a network of more than 130 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois, recently named Sam Hentschke as service development coordinator and Clinton Mudd as regional manager. Hentschke is in charge of …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:36 PM
|Coast Guard Orders Cruise Ships in Galveston to Form Medical Plans
The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that crew members on cruise ships and vessels in Galveston, Texas, present a public health risk of spreading the new coronavirus and urged operators to form medical plans to care for sick workers. In …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:34 PM
|Appellate Court Drops Victim Suit Against Florida Nightclub Shooter’s Employer
A Florida appellate court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a security firm employing the gunman responsible for a gay nightclub shooting can’t be held liable for failing to investigate complaints against the shooter, giving him firearm training and allowing …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:33 PM
|Texas Surplus Lines Filings Up 14.5% in Q1 2020 Compared with Q1 2019
The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) reports that excess and surplus lines insurance premium recorded for the first quarter of 2020 is up 14.5% compare with the same period last year. Additionally, the Q1 2020 filings represent a …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:30 PM
|Explosion at North Carolina Fuel Plant Damages Nearby Homes; No Serious Injuries
An explosion at a hydrogen fuel plant in North Carolina has damaged nearby homes but left workers without any serious injuries. News outlets report that the explosion occurred at the OneH2 Inc. hydrogen fuel facility in the town of Long …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:26 PM
|NTSB: Indiana School District Shares Blame for Crash That Killed 3 Children
The National Transportation Safety Board said that a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus. The wreck was caused by a …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:24 PM
|Parent Company of Kansas City Radio Station Sued for Gender Discrimination
The former co-host of “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on Kansas City radio station KRBZ-FM is suing the station’s parent company for alleged discrimination and for retaliating against her when she complained. In a lawsuit filed last month in federal …
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:22 PM