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First Massachusetts Inmate Dies From COVID-19

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

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.

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

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

April 5th, 2020|0 Comments

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

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

April 5th, 2020|0 Comments

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

Mayor Walsh introduces new, stricter stay-at-home guidelines for Boston residents

April 5th, 2020|0 Comments

BOSTON — Mayor Marty Walsh has announced new, stronger stay-at-home guidelines for Boston residents after 259 new coronavirus cases in the city were confirmed on Sunday. Walsh asked residents to wear a cloth mask on their face while they are outside of their homes, in accordance with the new recommendation from the U.S.

Homemade face masks, coronavirus, CDC: New guidelines and everything you should know

April 4th, 2020|0 Comments

The CDC has reversed its recommendations about using face masks as the coronavirus pandemic develops. Here's what that means. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its stance on wearing face masks on Friday, including cloth face coverings sewn at home. Its new guideline recommends that people wear cloth coverings in public -- in

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

April 4th, 2020|0 Comments

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.

April 4th, 2020|0 Comments

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

April 4th, 2020|0 Comments

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

April 4th, 2020|0 Comments

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

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

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;

Coronavirus Latest: Gov. Baker Orders Mass. Non-Essential Businesses Remain Closed Through May 4

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Tuesday that he is extending his order for all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts to remain closed to now last through May 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Baker’s initial order for businesses to close was set to expire on April 7 prior to the

Coronavirus job losses could total 47 million, unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

  Millions of Americans already have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis and the worst of the damage is yet to come, according to a Federal Reserve estimate. Economists at the Fed’s St. Louis district project total employment reductions of 47 million, which would translate to a 32.1% unemployment rate, according

Restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggest

March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

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

March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

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

March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

  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

March 28th, 2020|0 Comments

  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

March 28th, 2020|0 Comments

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

March 27th, 2020|Comments Off on 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

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on 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

Laura Daly – Discusses a Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement Involving a Pedestrian Minor

March 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Laura Daly – Discusses a Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement Involving a Pedestrian Minor

  Laura Daly Discusses a Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement Involving a Pedestrian Minor Information collected at the scene of an accident can be invaluable in helping to prepare a car accident claim. The first step in making a car accident claim is knowing whether or not you even

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

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on 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

Ross Greenstein – Discusses How Swartz & Swartz Can Help If You’re Involved In a Rideshare Accident

March 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Ross Greenstein – Discusses How Swartz & Swartz Can Help If You’re Involved In a Rideshare Accident

  Ross Greenstein Discusses How Swartz & Swartz Can Help If You're Involved In a Rideshare Accident Information collected at the scene of an accident can be invaluable in helping to prepare a car accident claim. The first step in making a car accident claim is knowing whether

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