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First Massachusetts Inmate Dies From COVID-19

An inmate from the Massachusetts Treatment Center in Bridgewater died Thursday after being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital, the state Department of Correction said. State officials declined to provide the inmate’s name. He was in his 50s with “underlying health conditions” and his next of kin have been notified. The inmate was

Coronavirus might spread much farther than 6 feet in the air. CDC says wear a mask in public.

Air contaminated with the COVID-19 virus might travel four times farther than the 6 feet the CDC asks we distance ourselves, according to a recent study. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that under the right conditions, liquid droplets from sneezes, coughs and just exhaling can travel more than 26 feet and linger in

Coronavirus testing site for first responders open at Gillette Stadium

FOXBOROUGH— A drive-thru coronavirus testing facility specifically for first responders is open at the home of the New England Patriots. The Gillette Stadium site, which opened Sunday morning, has the capacity to test up to 200 police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders every day. Gov. Charlie Baker said tests will be conducted

Virus Cancels Anniversary Event for Deadly Mine Explosion

A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The coronavirus pandemic prompted the decision weeks ago to

Boris Johnson hospitalized after experiencing coronavirus symptoms, PM’s office says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital after suffering from coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive, his office announced Sunday. Downing Street officials said the hospitalization was a “precautionary step” and he remained in charge of the government. A spokesperson said: “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted

Boston’s coronavirus-related restaurant woes trickle down to creative community

As the coronavirus crisis continues to leave restaurants throughout Massachusetts vacant, protective restrictions on onsite dining has sent a wave of upheaval crashing into the creative community. “All of my clients have postponed all projects till further notice,” said Blind Fox artist Erica Hagler, whose modern murals grace the walls of local hotspots. “I’m not even

The next coronavirus test will tell you if you are now immune. And it’s fast.

A new, different type of coronavirus test is coming that will help significantly in the fight to quell the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and scientists say. The first so-called serology test, which detects antibodies to the virus rather than the virus itself, was given emergency approval Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And several

Peaks, Testing, Lockdowns: How Coronavirus Vocabulary Causes Confusion

Officials often use similar words when describing the pandemic, but they are not always talking about the same thing, making global comparisons less useful. Making sense of the coronavirus pandemic requires getting up to speed on semantics as much as epidemiology. Government officials and health care professionals toss off mentions of mortality rates,

Baker Announces Creation Of COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative

Massachusetts is stepping up its efforts to trace cases of the coronavirus with a first-in-the-nation tracking initiative. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday that a COVID-19 community tracing collaborative between the state and the nonprofit Partners In Health will be up and running by the end of the month. “There is tracing happening now, but this

4 Boston Hospitals Report Significant Number Of Employees Have Coronavirus

Four of Boston's largest and best-known hospitals said on Monday that in all, 345 of their employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, putting additional pressure on the area's already stretched medical resources. Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed to NPR on Monday afternoon that 115 of its staff members have tested positive for COVID-19;

Restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggest

Harsh measures, including stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures, are contributing to rapid drops in the numbers of fevers — a signal symptom of most coronavirus infections — recorded in states across the country, according to intriguing new data produced by a medical technology firm. At least 248 million Americans in at least 29

Lawyers and Lawfirms say they are inundated with Coronavirus queries

The high demand for lawyers amid the coronavirus pandemic From advising employers how to respond when an employee tests positive for coronavirus to counseling employees afraid of catching it at the office, lawyers are working around the clock to help clients navigate the uncharted legal waters sparked by the rapidly spreading COVID-19. Some

Boston Coronavirus News: Essential Workers Are Fighting Back

  They’re Still Working for You, and They Want Better Conditions On Monday, many Instacart workers went on strike, Amazon workers walked out of warehouses, staff at Amazon-owned Whole Foods said they would stage a “sick out” at locations around the country, and GE workers at a plant in Lynn have been raising hell over their fears about working in

New Balance is working to manufacture facial masks during coronavirus pandemic

  Boston-based footwear company New Balance has begun developing and manufacturing facial masks, in an effort to assist with the high demand for medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak New Balance joins New Hampshire-based Bauer as local companies to shift their focus during the coronavirus pandemic. Bauer, known for its hockey and lacrosse equipment, has

GameStop to employees: wrap your hands in plastic bags and go back to work

The company has instructed employees to wrap one hand in a plastic bag to accept payments at the door Layoffs are skyrocketing to unprecedented levels as the coronavirus upends the U.S. economy. The number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits jumped nearly twelvefold to a record 3.28 million last week, the Labor Department said Thursday,

David Angueira – Discusses Whistleblower Claims

David Angueira Discusses Whistleblower Claims Most employees are fearful of complaining to their supervisors about these actions and are concerned about job security if they report the fraud. The False Claims Act (“FCA”) and comparable state laws allow us to represent such individuals in a confidential manner, with the assistance of

A Record 3.3M Americans File for Unemployment Benefits as the Coronavirus Takes a Big Toll on the Economy

Layoffs are skyrocketing to unprecedented levels as the coronavirus upends the U.S. economy. The number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits jumped nearly twelvefold to a record 3.28 million last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, offering the most vivid evidence yet of the pandemic's widespread damage to the economy. The total was well above the

Furniture giant Ikea kept selling a dresser it knew was dangerous to children

Over the past decade, Ikea’s tip-prone dressers have killed six children, forcing the retail giant to recall millions of bureaus worldwide and pay at least $96 million in settlements to grieving families. But last year, when another Ikea dresser no longer met safety standards, the company didn’t rush to take the product off its shelves. Instead, it kept

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