Coronavirus

Hoboken Low On Rapid Coronavirus Tests Due To U.S. Shortage: City

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken’s uptown drive-through coronavirus test center is low on rapid tests and is “utilizing non-rapid testing at their site for some patients and reserving rapid tests for those with symptoms or who are at-risk,” the city announced Friday. Typically, Hoboken residents can head to the 15th Street center to get a test, but only some go because they have symptoms, while others do it to ensure they are well before seeing older relatives, or in order to travel to another state with restrictions.

The city said the issue is “due to a nationwide shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests.” As a result, “Riverside [Medical Group] has ordered more rapid tests, however, non-rapid tests may be used for most residents at their site for the near future. We apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused for residents scheduled for testing over the next several days.”

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Latinos’ health threatened by coronavirus misinformation and distrust

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Claudia Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you.

“They were saying, ‘Don’t go to the hospital,’ because supposedly, if you are admitted into the hospital, they administer the virus into your body,” said Guzman, who was born in Chicago to parents from Mexico and now lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

False claims and conspiracy theories, ranging from bogus cures to the idea that the virus is a hoax, have dogged efforts to control the pandemic from the beginning. While bad information about the virus is a problem for everyone, it can pose a particular threat to communities of people of color who already face worse outcomes from the virus.

Among Latinos in the U.S., misinformation around the coronavirus has found fertile ground because many in their communities

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New coronavirus rules spark ‘nightmare’ mass tourist exodus and holiday cancellations

Travellers arrive from a Eurostar train at St Pancras Station in London, Friday: AP
Travellers arrive from a Eurostar train at St Pancras Station in London, Friday: AP

The UK’s announcement of new quarantine restrictions for people arriving from France has prompted a last-minute rush to cancel travel plans and a mass exodus from British holidaymakers already on the continent.

From 4am on Saturday, travellers arriving to the UK from Aruba, France, Malta, Monaco and the Netherlands will be forced to self-isolate for two weeks. France warned that it will introduce “reciprocal measures” to the UK.

It has left people on both sides of the Channel scrambling to rearrange plans ahead of the new rules being introduced, with the Eurotunnel website seeing long queues as thousands of customers attempted to make or change bookings.

Polly Courtney, a London-based screenwriter and novelist, was due to drive to France on Friday morning for a family camping holiday with her two young children but was forced to

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48 CEOs Taking Pay Cuts To Help Their Companies Survive the Coronavirus

From restaurant chains to movie theaters, airlines to publishers, nearly all major industries are feeling the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. With major companies losing major money, many CEOs are stepping up and sacrificing their own salaries to keep their companies afloat. It’s worth noting that many of these salary cuts only affect executive base pay and do not include bonuses, stock options and other compensation.

Guess officially furloughed all U.S. and Canada store employees on April 2; it also furloughed roughly 50% of its corporate employees, Footwear News reported. Salaries were cut for all management positions, beginning at 15% for lower-level managers and going up to a 70% cut for CEO Carlos Alberini and chief creative officer Paul Marciano.

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The coronavirus pandemic should force a rethink of higher education

Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Sociology and Medicine and Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University. Christine Baker-Smith is Managing Director and Director of Research at the Hope Center.

As the fall season approaches, students and higher education administrators are preparing for a difficult return to college.

With both the coronavirus pandemic and overdue attention to systemic racism confronting the sector, one thing is clear: For many, a new mindset is required to produce positive results for students. 

The American public and a preponderance of legislators think college is still 20 or even 30 years ago. Say “undergraduate” and their minds conjure a rose-colored, movie-constructed utopian scene: Mom and Dad dropping off their son at his new dorm, setting him up to study for a bachelor’s degree fueled by sushi from the dining hall, parties with his friends, perhaps a part-time job at

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Low Rates, Coronavirus Mar Major Regional Bank Stock Outlook

The Zacks Major Regional Banks industry includes the nation’s largest banks in terms of assets, with most operating globally. Financial performance of these banks largely depends on the nation’s economic health. As the banks are involved in a number of complex financial activities, they are required to meet the stringent regulations set by the Federal Reserve and other agencies.

In addition to traditional banking services, which are the source of interest income, major regional banks provide a wide array of financial services and products to retail, corporate as well as institutional clients, both domestic and global. The services offered include credit and debit cards, wealth management, as well as investment banking, among others. So, a large source of revenues for these banks comprises fees and commission earned from these services.

Prominent names in this industry are Comerica (CMA), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), KeyCorp (KEY), M&T Bank (MTB), Northern Trust (NTRS),

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30 Ways Shopping Will Never Be the Same After the Coronavirus

The coronavirus has changed life in just about every aspect, including shopping. Many retailers with a brick-and-mortar presence have been able to shift to serving customers solely online, but essential businesses like Target and Costco have been forced to quickly adapt to new safety protocols to protect customers and employees.

Some restrictions will almost definitely ease up over time, but as Forbes reported, the longer the pandemic crisis goes on, the greater it will impact the retail landscape. Additionally, as consumers get used to these thoughtful safety measures, they may want them to stick around. Here’s a glimpse at how shopping could be different forever.

Last updated: Aug. 12, 2020

Young Children Not Allowed in Stores

Taking your child with you to run errands might become a thing of the past. In fact, some stores have already instituted this rule.

Wisconsin-based home improvement store Menards banned shoppers under the age

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What’s happened to your second coronavirus stimulus check?

Republicans and Democrats agree they want to give Americans another round of $1,200 relief payments to help ease some of the financial pain from the coronavirus and stimulate the troubled economy.

So where’s the money?

It’s tied up in a broader clash over COVID-19 assistance, including whether to revive the $600 boost in weekly unemployment benefits that expired last month.

“If we can get a fair deal we’re willing to do it this week,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday. But no new negotiations are scheduled. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is trying to get some aid going on his own, through executive orders.

Here’s what we currently know about when or if you’ll get another “stimulus check” — or direct deposit or debit card.

Second stimulus checks: What’s going on?

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The new payments will be the same as the last ones, except for families.

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How Trump and Biden are trying to run virtual campaigns during coronavirus

President Donald Trump’s campaign has ridiculed rival Democrat Joe Biden for remaining cloistered during the pandemic, forced to give speeches, meet activists and raise money almost entirely from the seclusion of his basement in Wilmington, Delaware.

But as precautions and concerns about COVID-19 have grown, Trump has also halted his signature rallies at least temporarily and started his own virtual gatherings to keep in touch with voters.

“They’re making things up on the fly and seeing what works,” said Bob Oldendick, a political science professor at the University of South Carolina. “You use everything that’s available to you.”

Spikes in COVID-19 cases and social distance measures used to slow the spreading virus have forced the Trump and Biden teams to adjust their campaigns in ways never seen in history. Rallies, handshakes and traditional grassroots organizing are out. They’ve been replaced with a barrage of email, texts, candidate videos, Zoom meetings

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Pro Wrestling Legend Kamala The ‘Ugandan Giant’ Dies Of Coronavirus

James Harris, a former professional wrestler best known as Kamala, the “Ugandan Giant,” has died. He was 70.

“Unfortunately, the rumors were correct,” Kenny Casanova, coauthor of Harris’ autobiography, Kamala Speaks, wrote on Facebook. “To make matters worse, it was Corona that took him; he was one of the good ones.”

Harris shot to fame in the 1980s heyday of pro wrestling, battling superstars such as Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and The Undertaker for World Wrestling Entertainment, then known as the WWF, or World Wrestling Federation

Wrestling icon Bret “The Hitman” Hart said Harris played “a terrifying monster” in the ring, with his tribal mask, face paint and body paint on his 6′7”, 380-pound frame. But the reality couldn’t have been more different. 

“Unlike his heel character, he was one of the friendliest, nicest, happy-go-lucky guys I ever knew in pro wrestling,” Hart wrote on Instagram. “Always a

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