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14 april 2020

08:37
The registered nurses of North Shore Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are calling on NSMC President Dr. David Roberts and Partners HealthCare to step up efforts to protect and support nurses and healthcare workers...

08:36
In the midst of a crisis for Vermont's dairy farms and artisan cheesemakers, an insurgent farmer proposes a radical restructuring of Vermont. John Klar announced his GOP challenge to incumbent Republican Governor Phil Scott last October: now he...

08:00
In an effort to prevent healthy and sick Americans alike from visiting doctors' offices in person and risk potentially spreading or contracting the novel coronavirus, the Trump administration recently announced that Medicare will now cover the costs...

07:00
While the Canada Emergency Business Accounts are welcome relief for small businesses able to access them, many are reporting that eligibility requirements are shutting them out, according to a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent...

04:00
Concern is growing that prescription drug shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic may cause significant spikes in prescription drug costs for retirees, The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) warns. "Some of the recent data, and email from the public...

03:00
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of liberation of Vienna from the Nazi forces, Rossotrudnichestvo and The Russian Military Historical Society (RVIA), offered a virtual tour of the best known spots of Soviet military bravery. This tour became a part...

00:15
The following is a statement by Dr. Josh Eisen, candidate for New York's 17th Congressional District in Congress:  Mark Cuban recently complained that American banks are "playing games" by holding up loans under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP)....


13 april 2020

17:50
In response to news reports that an emergency physician has temporarily lost custody of her child because of her job on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), William Jaquis, MD,...

16:36
One hundred and sixty employees at a YRCW Freight call center are frightened their workplace could be the next hot spot. Despite a confirmed COVID-19 case, the call center has continued business as usual....

15:00
Alcohol Justice made public today an open letter to Jacob Appelsmith, Director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The letter outlines eleven serious concerns associated with the agency's two recent "regulatory relief"...

14:02
With warmer weather arriving, snowmelt coupled with spring storms once again increase the risk of spring flooding across Canada. Provincial Emergency Management authorities have predicted certain communities across the country will likely experience...

13:32
Economists across the United States have signed a petition by Dr. Raymond C. Niles, economist and senior fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research and Assistant Professor of Economics & Management at DePauw University, imploring...

13:28
On Friday, April 10, ACB and more than 75 national, state and local disability and civil rights organizations sent a letter urging Congress to protect the voting rights of people who are blind and disabled during the current pandemic. The letter,...

11:41
Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Illinois Congressman Sean Casten (D-6) and family physician and Board Member of the...

10:01
In stark contrast to its competitors, GEICO is not providing its Coronavirus "credit" to millions of its current auto and motorcycle policyholders who are driving less and filing fewer accident claims. GEICO's so-called 15% "giveback credit" is only...

09:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on Puthandu: "Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world celebrate Puthandu, and welcome the beginning of a new year. "While this year's celebration will be a bit different as...

09:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has caught the world off-guard, and California is no exception. Over three million Californians are out of work, and the state is completely overwhelmed with a record number of unemployment claims. With these substantial...

08:00
Never before in history has April's Child Abuse Prevention Month had more meaning as millions of children around the US are at heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and human trafficking recruitment amidst containment at home because of...

06:00
Unifor is calling on Chartwell Retirement Homes to immediately rescind the creation of a new job classification in their Long Term Care Homes that requires a minimum public school education to work in their facilities. "This move is a new low even...


12 april 2020

11:59
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Sunday, April 12, there are 23,318 cases of COVID-19 cases and, sadly, 653 deaths. We have...

09:00
The Reed Law Firm, of Manassas, Virginia is presently circulating a Petition though Change.org to protect the interests and rights of Virginia's healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Petition is seeking the creation of a statutory...


10 april 2020

20:02
George A. Vandeman, Chairman of international healthcare technology company Global Growth, sent the following letter to the company's employees and business partners: "Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you have likely heard, on March 17, 2020, Global...

19:36
Millions of people with disabilities are unable to get food and medicine during the national pandemic emergency, according to the nonprofit advocacy group RespectAbility. The disability nonprofit organization recommends changes to the Food Stamp...

16:41
A telehealth announcement shocks veterinarians in California trying to safely treat their patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. While many states amended their telemedicine laws to account for stay-at-home mandates, the California Veterinary...

16:03
The Committee of 100 (C100) is disappointed by a new 2020 presidential campaign ad that falsely suggests an association between C100 member and former U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke and the Chinese government, solely based on his identity as a Chinese...

11:30
New viruses often bring with them stigmatization for certain populations, and the New Jersey Hospital Association is urging all communities to fight "virus bias."...

11:29
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives

11:00
The Executive Director and Founder of the Lawrence Goldfarb Judicial Reform Foundation is calling for serious changes to be made to the American judicial system. Mr. Lawrence R. Goldfarb is an experienced attorney, formerly with the law firms of...

07:30
--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The COVID-19 pandemic will trigger a "forced global recession" in the second quarter. Most nations have enacted stay-at-home orders, and industrial project spending is expected to be...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding stronger leadership from Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. David Williams in the handling of the COVID-19 crisis. "What Canadians need now is the truth," said Thomas. "The communication from the senior...

05:30
Certain dogs may be more susceptible than others to developing environmentally associated cancers. Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are studying how exposure to common environmental chemicals, like...

04:04
Bitcoin IRA, the world's first, largest and most secure digital asset IRA technology platform that allows clients to purchase cryptocurrencies and other digital assets for their retirement accounts, today highlights that cryptocurrency is recovering...


9 april 2020

20:45
"We urge President Trump and the Administration to utilize all existing authorities to require American corporations to expand or retool their production lines to urgently produce testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). In order to...

20:03
Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders on additional emergency COVID-19 relief for cities:...

19:21
New Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines that reduce safeguards for essential workers whose colleagues are diagnosed with COVID-19 must be reversed, as they jeopardize the health and safety of those on the job and threaten to further expose...

19:07
The Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee developed Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) after collaboration with experts and communities. Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the...

19:06
Earth Challenge 2020 (Earth Challenge) launched today marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This project creates a global expansion of open source citizen science data and opportunities for civic engagement. Earth Challenge has two goals....

18:56
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding stronger leadership from Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. David Williams in the handling of the COVID-19 crisis. "What Canadians need now is the truth," said Thomas. "The communication from the senior...

17:58
A coalition of groups representing cities and communities across America, tens of thousands of off-highway foodservice businesses including truck stops and travel centers, and blind merchants that manage vending machines at Interstate rest areas,...

17:30
Selection Group welcomes the Quebec government's initiative to grant an 8% exposure bonus to nurses and practical nurses working in private living environments for seniors, and a 4% recognition bonus to all other employees in the private housing...

17:11
The nation's nonprofits are on the frontlines in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to serve the people who need our services despite facing challenging circumstances within our own organizations. If we are to continue...

17:00
Public Rights Project, partnering with the Oakland City Attorney's Office, filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down two Trump Administration rules that would permit employers to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage to...

14:58
In an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Ethnic Media Association calls on the country's Federal and Provincial Governments to reach out directly to all...

14:30
The National Restaurant Association told Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help restaurants bridge the crisis, but there are increasing warning signs that more relief will be needed to help...

13:50
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) steadfastly believes that students who are blind or have low vision should have the same educational opportunities and programs as their peers without disabilities. With the passage of the $2.2 trillion...

13:31
As of today, Delaware is one of many states that has yet to release demographic data on the race or ethnicity of people who've tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Per a recent ProPublica study, early data is already showing a staggering...

13:25
The wife of an imprisoned former U.S. Congressman this week released a video imploring President Donald Trump to pardon her husband on humanitarian grounds or allow him to serve his sentence in home confinement, citing health conditions that put him...

13:00
According to data released by Power to Decide, an estimated 369,960 New Jersey women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the implementation of the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic...

12:03
Ten days have passed since the Long Point First Nation Council declared a state of emergency and called for immediate government intervention. Since then, only the Quebec government has responded quickly. The Long Point Council is still waiting for a...

11:45
American Medical Association president Patrice Harris, M.D., told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that she would not prescribe hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to a patient with COVID-19. It would be "inappropriate prescribing" because the FDA has not approved...