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Editor’s note: This commentary is by Mark Crow, of Shelburne, who is a director of the Vermont Business Roundtable and the president of Tenth Crow Creative, a strategic creative agency that works with companies focusing on improving the social determinants of health within their communities. We are all struggling through this pandemic but, unfortunately, some …

Faced with a flood of complaints from lawmakers and out-of-work Californians over delays in processing unemployment claims, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced plans to address the backlog and update the state’s unemployment agency’s antiquated technology. Newsom said the Employment Development Department is actively processing all pending claims and anticipates eliminating a backlog by the …

by Carolyn Bick The Emerald has discovered that two more Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers have registered non-residential addresses as their voting addresses, thereby apparently breaking voting laws. The discovery follows on the heels of the Emerald’s first article about six other SPD officers, including Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) President Michael Solan, registering SPD …

NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols are ongoing. Rookies …

Johannesburg, 1 July 2020 – In a communique issued following the ‘Africa’s Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access’ conference of the African Union (AU), African health ministers took a crucial step to state their concern that patents and other technology barriers could negatively impact the ability to ensure access of future potential COVID-19 …

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The supply chain is a spider web of complexity and connections, one strand broken will affect the whole web. Corona has recently tested this web. This year, 20% of Wendy’s U.S. restaurants removed beef products from their menus, according to Stephens Inc. A study done by ‘The Institute for …

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore health officials announced Thursday they will be hiring more than 300 coronavirus contact tracers from within the community. The Baltimore Health Corps initiative, a multi-million public-private partnership, will hire Baltimoreans to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in addition to other needs. “Corps staff will deploy to address critical COVID-19 needs in Baltimore’s …

Underlying health conditions in the United States, especially among minorities, have augmented the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Azar said that the U.S. population has “significant unhealthy co-morbidities that do make many individuals in our …

The first 25 teams awarded seed funding for technology projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis, including three projects led by UCSC researchers, were announced by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a multicampus research institute of the University of California, headquartered at UC Berkeley. The interdisciplinary projects cover many aspects of the pandemic’s impact, from …

Background by Pixabay/Photo by Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. As companies and governments around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google are making changes to the contact tracing technology they’ve developed to help inform people when they may have been exposed …