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Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, Jeffrey Farber had a steady flow of day jobs in film and television, including work on “Hunters” and “Blue Bloods.” But when theaters, movies and TV shows stopped production, not… Read More »

‘Carers are frontline workers too … but we are unappreciated and unseen’ – Brenda O’Connell Barry

My name is Brenda. I am a family carer. I care for a beautiful little five-year-old boy called Fionn. I am one of 355,000 family carers in Ireland who work long, arduous hours, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often for three days in a row without a break or sleep. Family carers… Read More »

States moving fastest to reopen lack enough health workers to track new outbreaks – POLITICO

States like Georgia, Texas and Colorado have begun lifting stay-at-home orders without a robust army of public health workers to quickly identify people who’ve come into contact with coronavirus patients, worrying health experts that the states could be at heightened risk for a new wave of infections. Members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force… Read More »

Coronavirus has infected more than 9,000 US health care workers, CDC says

NEW YORK – Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Between 10 percent and 20 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases are health care workers, though they tended to be hospitalized at lower rates than other patients, officials reported Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported… Read More »

“It’s a War Zone”: Health Care Workers on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, it’s clear that the country’s hospital system isn’t prepared for what’s to come. Hospitals are in desperate need of ventilators, and nurses and doctors now have to crowdsource on social media for essential personal protective equipment (PPE) like N95 masks, gowns, and face shields,… Read More »