11 Aug

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Food Security Council

2020-08-11T16:32:06+00:00August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-167 creating the Food Security Council within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Council is tasked with identifying and analyzing the origins of and solutions for food insecurity in Michigan and with helping Governor Whitmer work to ensure all Michiganders, no matter their socioeconomic status, can put food on the table [...]

11 Aug

With Official Systems Swamped, Union Gets Into Contact Tracing

2020-08-11T16:28:18+00:00August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is stepping in where the government has failed, running its own coronavirus contact-tracing program for 1.3 million members. Since the Covid-19 outbreak hit, the union has sent agents into grocery stores, meatpacking plants and food-processing facilities. They talk to workers and comb [...]

10 Aug

Frontline workers are forced to become COVID mask police. It’s stressing them out

2020-08-10T15:25:31+00:00August 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The alert went out to Johann Baqueiro: A customer was sipping her Starbucks coffee inside the Ralphs supermarket and she wasn’t wearing a face mask. As a meat department manager, Baqueiro usually is focused on keeping customers happy with just the right cut for that night’s dinner. But the other [...]

05 Aug

CVS Profits Rise As Patients Postpone Care Aetna Pays For In Pandemic

2020-08-05T20:01:40+00:00August 5th, 2020|Tags: , |

CVS Health’s profits jumped more than 50% as elective procedures the drugstore giant’s Aetna health plan pays for were postponed or delayed amid the spread of the Coronavirus strain Covid-19. CVS Health chief executive officer Larry Merlo said the company’s diversified business portfolio that includes drug stores, retail clinics as [...]

05 Aug

Distilleries raced to make hand sanitizer for the pandemic. No longer

2020-08-05T18:21:13+00:00August 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |

As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars and restaurants in March, Phil McDaniel’s craft distillery in St. Augustine, Florida, stopped producing bourbon. Then he realized there was one alcohol-based product he could make that people would still clamor for: hand sanitizer. His St. Augustine Distillery soon churned out the first of [...]

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