Category: pandemic

Man Laid Off Due to Pandemic Offers Free Lawn Services to Seniors
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Man Laid Off Due to Pandemic Offers Free Lawn Services to Seniors

A former digital advertising executive in Wayne, New Jersey, is using his free time to keep his neighbors’ lawns tidy. When 39-year-old Brian Schwartz was laid off from his job in June due to ramifications from the coronavirus pandemic, the news came as a shock, according to WHDH. However, his late grandfather’s memory inspired Schwartz to…

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U.S. to Kick Pandemic by September, Leading Stocks Higher: Analyst
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U.S. to Kick Pandemic by September, Leading Stocks Higher: Analyst

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee thinks the United States will soon become one of the world’s safest countries for Covid-19. Declining infections feed the ‘keep buying stocks’ narrative following the Fed’s unprecedented liquidity operation. Peter Schiff warns that Main Street’s misery is Wall Street’s gain. The stock market’s return to record highs is only just getting started,…

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As the pandemic creates supply chain chaos, Craft raises $10M to apply some intelligence
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As the pandemic creates supply chain chaos, Craft raises $10M to apply some intelligence

During the COVID-19 pandemic supply chains have suddenly become hot. Who knew that would ever happen? The race to secure PPE, ventilators, minor things like food, was and still is, an enormous issue. But perhaps, predictably, the world of ‘supply chain software’ could use some updating. Most of the platforms are deployed ‘empty’ and require…

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Pandemic Inflation Is Another Fed-Inspired Disaster for America’s Poorest
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Pandemic Inflation Is Another Fed-Inspired Disaster for America’s Poorest

Inflation is disproportionately affecting the poorest 10% of Americans. Rising home prices and groceries affect those worst hit by the pandemic. How many more crises can the Fed pile on the backs of working Americans? As if anyone needed more proof that the pandemic has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable, Bloomberg found some. Inflation has…

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Forget the Pandemic, There is a New Record Virus Outbreak Emerging in Asia
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Forget the Pandemic, There is a New Record Virus Outbreak Emerging in Asia

Singapore may see the nation’s largest dengue virus outbreak in history, local authorities tell CNA. Lockdown measures to combat the pandemic are reportedly leading to more dengue infections. Concerns that the new virus could overwhelm hospitals across Southeast Asia are emerging. As nations scramble to deal with the second wave of the pandemic, another deadly…

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Pandemic: France Calls on Apple and Google to Ditch Privacy Protections
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Pandemic: France Calls on Apple and Google to Ditch Privacy Protections

France has become the first country in the world to openly call on Silicon Valley tech giants to remove privacy protections during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, in order to introduce a “sovereign European health solution” that would track the movements of citizens. The French government is aiming to unveil a contact tracing app by May…

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Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is ‘Nature’s Response’ to Climate Crisis
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Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is ‘Nature’s Response’ to Climate Crisis

ROME — Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change. Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature…

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Pandemic puts the brakes on micromobility
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Pandemic puts the brakes on micromobility

As of this writing, nearly a million people globally have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 50,322 have died. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, consumers and profiteers are hoarding supplies and some service workers have launched strikes while many others have been let go. In the world of micromobility, we’ve seen Bird lay off hundreds…

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