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Amazon has fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees amid the coronavirus outbreak. Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the facility, known as JFK8, said he was fired Monday afternoon following the strike. Smalls and other employees walked out to call attention to the lack of protections …

Johnson & Johnson said Monday human testing of its experimental vaccine for the coronavirus would begin by September and that it could be available for emergency use authorization in early 2021. J&J also said it has committed more than $1 billion of investment along with U.S. agency Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, which is …

President Donald Trump said Friday that he instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren’t “appreciative” of his administration’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states. “If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said of those state leaders. “I think they should be …

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Republican policy luncheon which both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended on March 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum | Getty Images The federal coronavirus relief bill would allow taxpayers to nab a $300 deduction for charitable giving – …

National Guard troops listen as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the press at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, on March 27, 2020. Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images The number of deaths in New York state related to the coronavirus pandemic has topped 500, Gov. Andrew Cuomo …

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street on his way to Buckingham Palace after the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. Thomas Mukoya | Reuters UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that he was experiencing “mild symptoms.” Johnson, 55, said in a …

A medical worker takes a temperature reading as people seeking treatment wait in a queue to be screened at a fever clinic at the Huanggang Zhongxin Hospital in Huanggang, China’s central Hubei province on March 27, 2020. Noel Celis | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global …

Job seekers stand in line at the employment help center in Miami, Florida. Getty Images About 1 million to 4 million people may have filed for unemployment benefits last week, the largest number ever in such a short time. The filings figure, which will be released Thursday before U.S. markets open, will be the first …

A military lorry is seen as members of the 101 Logistic Brigade of the British Army deliver a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas’ hospital on March 24, 2020 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images The U.K. government on Tuesday appealed for 250,000 “people in good health” to help its health service …

This photo taken on March 23, 2020 shows employees eating during lunch break at an auto plant of Dongfeng Honda in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. STR | AFP | China The fast-spreading coronavirus has prompted many countries around the world to effectively shut down in order to contain the outbreak. The draconian measures …