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Amazon Reports Over 19,000, or 1.44%, of U.S. Frontline Employees Had Covid-19

Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year, or 1.44% of the total, a disclosure sought by labor advocates who have criticized the COVID-19 response of the world’s largest online …

School Officials Charged Over Lead, Asbestos Contamination

The former superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district and two other officials were charged Wednesday with felony child endangerment over allegations they knew about lead and asbestos contamination in the schools but failed to do anything about it. A grand …

CDC, States’ Reporting of Virus Test Data Causes Confusion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming _ and whether another round of stay-at-home orders …

Faced With 20,000 Dead, Nursing Homes Seek Shield From Lawsuits

NEW YORK — Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate …

Blue Bell Pleads In Ice Cream Listeria Case; Ex-CEO Charged

AUSTIN — A Texas ice cream company has pleaded guilty to distributing contaminated goods and its former CEO has been charged with conspiracy and attempted wire fraud in connection to a 2015 listeria outbreak that left three people dead, federal …

Viewpoint: AIR Worldwide’s Perspective on Flattening the COVID-19 Curve

By now, you’ve heard the phrase “flatten the curve” numerous times to describe slowing the growth of the COVID-19 outbreak. Flattening the curve is critical to avoid overwhelming our healthcare infrastructure (you’ve almost certainly seen stories about shortages of masks, …

Business Asks Government to Act to Avert ‘Devastating’ Hit

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest business organization is asking government leaders to act rapidly to help companies have access to cash and avert a “potentially devastating” hit to the economy as the coronavirus pandemic forces closures and quarantines worldwide. In …

Road-Safety Regulator Rapped Over Regulating Autonomous Cars

The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing automatous cars, the chairman of the National Transportation …

Some Texas Residents Say Testing is Damaging Homes

Some homeowners in southeast Fort Worth, Texas, say they have found damage to their homes that they believe was caused by recent seismic testing in their neighborhoods. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that seismic testing has become routine in the …

Government to Expand E. Coli Tests in Meat

For years government officials have tested meat for only one strain of E. coli. Now they will test for seven, a move that will hasten recalls of infected meat. The meat industry has been required for 17 years to test …