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We also saw more cities and retail stores begin to furlough workers, as our institutions and economy begin to contend with a sustained period of Americans staying home.
Why This Matters: For many American workers the current outlook is impossible. Either they’re being sent home without pay or are deemed essential workers and risking their lives to provide essential services for the rest of us–like keeping our lights on and our water running. For utility workers especially, this is a dangerous time as New York’s historic decision to require workers to live at facilities operating the state’s power grid may become a test case for the rest of the nation.
What About Outdoor Exercise?: Gov. Hogan added that running, hiking, biking or walking are allowed during the stay at home order, but congregating in a park with hundreds of others or shopping for home furnishings is not.
The Toll on Science: 2020 will see critical gaps in scientific data as COVID-19 has stalled fieldwork around the world. For instance, whales are dying off the coast of California and we have no idea of the numbers or the cause.
As coronavirus cases are once again surging across the country, it’s evident that our leaders do not have total control of this pandemic. This week, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s issued a dire warning that daily new cases could surpass 100,000 new infections per day if the outbreak continues on its current trend. While some states have […]
In a massive and highly complex legal settlement covering the majority of the claims against Monsanto, a U.S. company that makes the weedkiller Roundup, its parent, Bayer Corporation, will pay nearly $11B to settle approximately 95,000 claims and set aside $1.25 billion for potential claims from Roundup customers who may develop cancer in the future.
Why This Matters: This must end the debate about whether Roundup can still be sold to consumers.
Yesterday, over 36,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by state health officials. As the Washington Post explained, the number of cases has surpassed the previous single-day record of 34,203 set on April 25. Increased community spread in states like Florida and Texas–whose governors were eager to reopen–show that warnings from public health officials who […]
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