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Grocery store throws out $35K worth of food that woman coughed on in 'twisted prank'

The store's co-owner said he was "sick to my stomach" about the food loss. "When so many people are worried about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing."
 
 
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A friend who has it and whose wife is hospitalized with it reports:
 
“I was tested last Wednesday and the specimen was sent to Quest Diagnostics.
 
8 days later & I still don’t have results.
 
Ramping up testing is irrelevant if my can’t turn the results around in a timely fashion.”
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'They're putting us all at risk:' Amazon warehouse workers worry about safety during the coronavirus outbreak

Amazon employees who feel it’s unsafe to come into work are given a limited set of options.
 
"..........Amazon employees who feel it’s unsafe to come into work are given a limited set of options. They can take as much unpaid time off as they want through the month of April, but it means they won’t get a paycheck while they’re at home. Amazon has also offered two weeks of paid sick leave, but only for those who test positive for the coronavirus or if they’re in quarantine. As a result, many employees continue to come in to work.

Facilities remain crowded and run at full speed. At some warehouses, sanitation supplies are scarce or nowhere to be found, while some employees come to work sick, ................

Despite their sprawling size, employees say they’re often working close to their colleagues, whether that’s reaching across a conveyor belt to hand off a package or standing side by side at a workstation, packing boxes.

A worker at a facility in Michigan said that what concerns her most are the employees who have to work “shoulder to shoulder or elbow to elbow.” For these employees, it’s impossible for them to keep six feet apart, ...........

hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes were either in short supply or completely absent from their workplaces.

Some employees say they’ve brought in their own supplies, including face masks, to compensate for the shortage.........

While average Americans are being told to stay home, the driver said his employer has only encouraged them to work more. His employer has offered an extra $2 per hour through the end of March, and employees are eligible to receive an additional $2 per hour if they finish a certain number of deliveries per shift. ,,,,,,,,,,,,

there are restrictions on supplies at her facility. There are no gloves or masks available at her facility and sanitizer is being rationed to “one dime-sized portion,” and they can only use it if their job requires it. Additionally, there are only two bathrooms on the floor, one for each gender, for hundreds of employees. The other bathroom is upstairs in the facility, which is too far away, she added.

“You’re not going to walk to the bathroom a mile away,” the pharmacist said. “The time that you’re upstairs and downstairs, that’s measured too.”.............

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/they-re-putting-us-all-risk-amazon-warehouse-workers-worry-n1169591

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18 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Grocery store throws out $35K worth of food that woman coughed on in 'twisted prank'

The store's co-owner said he was "sick to my stomach" about the food loss. "When so many people are worried about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing."
 
 
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That woman is one sick puppy!  

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Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike

 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the grocery delivery company has refused to offer its 175,000 gig workers basic protections like

hazard pay, hand sanitizer, and paid leave for those with pre-existing health conditions.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agmvd/instacarts-gig-workers-are-planning-a-massive-nationwide-strike

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6 minutes ago, TheCid said:

Who is Dr. Scarf, err Birx anyway?  How did she get her job?

Dr. Deborah Birx is the White House adviser for the global HIV/AIDS initiative. She was appointed by President Obama to that role in 2014. Pence picked her for the coronavirus task force due to her experience as a liaison between the White House and the global medical community. She's also a retired (or reserve status, I'm not sure) Army colonel, and in the past worked for the DoD, the NIH, and Walter Reed Medical Center.

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58 minutes ago, TheCid said:

Who is Dr. Scarf, err Birx anyway?  How did she get her job?

Twump thawed her out, she was part of a Nazi Cryonics project that they found in a deep bunker under Berlin back in 1945.

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When thawed she kept saying that "Der Donald is always right"

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Trump promised scores of big-box retailers would offer parking lots for covid-19 testing.

There are only five of them.

"..........While the four retailers have a combined 26,400 U.S. stores, this vision of a proliferation of coronavirus testing sites has yet to materialize. Walgreens and CVS have opened one site each, while Walmart last weekend opened two drive-through testing locations near Chicago. Target hasn’t opened any. Rite Aid, which joined the effort later, has opened one drive-through facility in Philadelphia.

Like much of the nation’s coronavirus response, the burden of organizing and operating these testing sites has fallen to state and local governments. On occasion, they’ve enlisted the help of private industry. But an array of logistical challenges, ranging from a shortage of testing supplies to funding, has meant

only a small fraction of Americans can get diagnosed for covid-19 in a way that is routine in South Korea and elsewhere. ..........

 

....“There just isn’t a solid plan for how to approach this from the federal level, and that creates a lot of confusion,” he said. “So I quickly tried to become a student of the failures and success stories of the world, like in Italy and Spain, and quickly realized that the Singapore and Taiwan model

— suppression through isolation and testing — is the way to go.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-promised-scores-of-big-box-retailers-would-offer-parking-lots-for-covid-19-testing-there-are-only-five-of-them/2020/03/27/ece8ab06-703a-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

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New York City police lose their first sworn member, a detective, to coronavirus

News of the detective's death comes after the New York Police Department said Friday that
442 uniformed employees have tested positive for the coronavirus along with 70 civilian employees.
 
 
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Board Games Adapted for the Pandemic-  ;)

Sorry Not Sorry!: Each player rolls the dice to determine how many steps closer Trump and his staff will move toward one another, behind the press-conference microphone. The winner gets to yell out, “I don’t take responsibility!” or “That’s a nasty question!” and revoke a reporter’s press credentials.

Medical Risk: Players survey physicians and researchers across the globe to assess various medical risks and best practices for flattening the curve. Then they ignore all logical advice in an attempt to destroy their home countries as quickly as possible

 

Hungry Hungry Hoarders: Players attempt to grab as much toilet paper as possible, in sixty-second intervals.

Then the losers judge the winners for their callous selfishness, while buying up all the pasta.

Chutes and Ladders, Spring-Break Edition: A team game. One team diligently climbs the flattened-curve ladder. The other insists on getting drunk and engaging in sloppy Fort Lauderdale ****, determined to slide everyone back into crisis mode.

But I Really Need This Operation: This game is actually impossible to play because, in addition to the regular missing organs, there are now no masks, gloves, or hospital rooms left.

The Game of Quarantined Life: Landmark events include getting an (online) degree, cancelling your wedding, and saying “**** these streaming yoga classes” before eating a dozen Toll House cookies, while watching the “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”.....

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/board-games-adapted-for-the-pandemic?mbid=social_twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=tny

 

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"There’s no prevention, and we keep working.” California's farmworkers are keeping grocery stores stocked
 
but many worry about catching the coronavirus in conditions that often don't allow for much social distancing or hand-washing.
 
 
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