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All 100 Lab Monkeys Accounted For After Several Escape Crash

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP)–The last of the escaped monkeys from the crash of a truck towing a trailer load of 100 of the animals was accounted for by late Saturday, a day after the pickup collided with a dump truck on …

CDC Plans New Disease Forecasting and Analytics Center

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it is creating a new disease forecasting center to improve the ability to use data to predict and gauge emerging health threats. The Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics …

Judge: Norwegian Cruises Can Require Proof of Vaccination

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they’re vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the law is appears unconstitutional and won’t likely hold up in court. The “vaccine …

Court Blocks Order Lifting CDC Virus Rules on Cruise Ships

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a judge’s ruling that sided with a Florida lawsuit challenging U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic regulations for cruise ship operation. The one-paragraph decision by a …

Smithfield Foods Prepares For Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution to U.S. Employees

CHICAGO, Jan 6 — Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, said on Wednesday it is actively preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to employees and has medical capabilities at its U.S. plants. Meatpacking workers were among the groups hit hardest …

North Carolina Restaurant Owners, Workers Clash Over COVID Safety

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Restaurant owners, who have seen their capacity and hours limited by government entities, are struggling to keep the doors open, while their staff, often in a very public-facing position, try to stay both employed and healthy. …

Tyson Accused of Misleading Interpreters at Virus-Hit Plant

Tyson Foods Inc. is accused of giving incorrect information to interpreters during a Covid-19 outbreak that infected more than a third of workers at a pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa. Plant management directed interpreters to tell the sizable non-English-speaking workforce …

COVID-19 Era Highlights ‘Black Hole’ Compensation Fund For Vaccine Injuries

A U.S. government program that compensates people who say they have been harmed by an emergency vaccine has paid out on fewer than 10% of claims, raising questions whether the process should be used to address any potential side effects …

13 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines Inc. says 13 of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus following an annual training course. The employees who tested positive for COVID-19 took part in flight attendant training at the airline’s Honolulu headquarters about …

CDC Says COVID-19 Hit Meat, Poultry Plant Workers Hard In April, May

The coronavirus outbreak took a heavy toll on workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing facilities, with more than 17,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 100 deaths in April and May, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control …