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Michigan Gov. Whitmer touts therapies to slash COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As Michigan enters its sixth straight week of rising COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for high-risk patients. “We are using every mitigation strategy, every medication, and......

Michigan hospitals near COVID capacity as expert warns of ‘new pandemic’

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here At least eight hospitals across Michigan were listed Thursday at full capacity for COVID-19 patients as Michigan’s largest hospital system said it’s nearing its capacity, a development Beaumont Health CEO John Fox called “troubling and alarming.”  Beaumont Health issued an......

Business owners of color faced greater challenges getting loans amid pandemic, report finds — even when they were a low credit risk

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Eliuth Guzman’s catering business was providing 1,000 lunches a week to downtown Chicago offices before COVID-19. It was a major victory for the business owner, who had been rejected for financing by banks numerous times leading up to 2019.......

How the pandemic helped Walmart battle Amazon Marketplace for sellers

Between 2009 and 2014, Walmart’s (WMT.N) Marketplace business, where outside merchants hawk everything from baby blankets to power tools, counted no more than six sellers, and was described by one expert as “in limbo.” People shop at a Walmart Supercentre amid coronavirus fears spreading in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 13,......

Beaumont nears COVID hospital capacity as expert sees ‘new pandemic’

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan’s largest hospital system said it is nearing its capacity for COVID-19 patients, a development CEO John Fox called “troubling and alarming” as a Metro Detroit infectious disease doctor labeled the explosion of cases a “new pandemic.” Beaumont Health issued an......

OnlyFans, COVID-19 pandemic have spurred a new sexual revolution

Maureen Callahan No one is more surprised that Sonja Morgan is the fourth-most popular star on OnlyFans than Sonja Morgan. She is, after all, 57 years old and most famous as a longstanding “Real Housewife of New York.” Not the sort of person you’d expect on a platform comprised mainly......

Cleveland Was Slow to Address Language and Culture Barriers to Reach Spanish-Speaking Residents During Pandemic

click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall, Erik Drost/FlickrCC Cleveland dropped the ball in bridging culture barriers during the pandemic In the early months of the pandemic, Cleveland Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, who represents a West Side ward with the densest population of Latinos in the city, said health department officials reassured......

Growing number of colleges and universities mandate students get vaccine before returning to campus

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Growing number of colleges and universities mandate students get vaccine before returning to campus – CBS News Watch CBSN Live At least a dozen colleges and universities across the country are mandating students get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning......

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers

Christina Jewett Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to health care workers and expand their use in other industries after scientists argued that the highly protective masks are essential to keep workers safe from covid-19. Use Our Content It can be republished for free.......

READ: US intelligence community’s threat assessment amid pandemic

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here (CNN)The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is poised to fracture societies worldwide, increase instability across the globe and reshape political and economic realities for years to come, the US intelligence community warned in a stark report laying out the......

‘Race against time’: Pandemic propels fight to save Native American languages

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Barnett is vital to the survival of the Yuchi language. It has no dictionary or written materials, with scant recordings of native speakers. And the language differs from many other indigenous languages in that it is an isolate, meaning it’s......

OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes

LONDON (Reuters) -OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast for growth in world oil demand this year on expectations the pandemic will subside, providing help for the group and its allies in their efforts to support the market. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed......

Business sentiment improves as firms look past pandemic, Bank of Canada says

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Business sentiment in Canada continues to improve and many firms consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, though the outlook remains challenging for high-contact services, a Bank of Canada survey showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside the Bank of Canada building......

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops $60 million domestically, the best box office haul of the pandemic

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is smashing pandemic box office records. On Saturday Warner Bros., which produced the movie alongside Legendary, revealed that its kaiju-filled film had topped......

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