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CDC recommending cloth masks, face coverings in public spaces – Business Insider

CDC recommending cloth masks, face coverings in public spaces – Business Insider

The CDC is recommending — but not requiring — that people cover their faces if they have to go out in public as the coronavirus spreads across the US.There isn't much good evidence that masks help prevent infection from spreading in a population, except when you put them on the people who are already sick.There…
Postal service funding crisis could harm voting by mail: coronavirus – Business Insider

Postal service funding crisis could harm voting by mail: coronavirus – Business Insider

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has plunged the US Postal Service into dire financial straits.It could severely impact the 2020 elections as states pivot to vote by mail. Two Democratic lawmakers who oversee the Postal Service warned in late March that the agency "will not survive the summer without immediate help from Congress…
Theodore Roosevelt would’ve also raised coronavirus alarms – Business Insider

Theodore Roosevelt would’ve also raised coronavirus alarms – Business Insider

Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, penned an opinion column in defense of the commander of the US Navy aircraft carrier who was relieved of his command, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.In the opinion column, Roosevelt explains that Crozier "risked" his career and "deserved our deepest gratitude" for raising awareness…
Coronavirus lockdown in US ‘really should be’ nationwide, Fauci says – Business Insider

Coronavirus lockdown in US ‘really should be’ nationwide, Fauci says – Business Insider

The US has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world: more than 260,000, or about one-quarter of global cases. At least 6,200 Americans have died, and the number of daily cases and deaths continues to rise.More than 90% of the country is under a stay-at-home order, which enforces social distancing and helps minimize…
Scott Galloway: Coronavirus pandemic is reshaping higher education – Business Insider

Scott Galloway: Coronavirus pandemic is reshaping higher education – Business Insider

Scott Galloway is a bestselling author, well-known tech-industry pundit, and the professor of marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business.The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice."Galloway explains how the COVID-19 pandemic will cause major changes to higher education — like…
Hobby Lobby closing all stores, furloughing most employees without pay – Business Insider

Hobby Lobby closing all stores, furloughing most employees without pay – Business Insider

Hobby Lobby is closing all of its stores nationwide and furloughing most of its employees without pay, according to a statement shared on the company's website Friday afternoon. Beginning April 3, Hobby Lobby is "ending emergency leave pay and suspending use of company provided paid time off benefits and vacation," the statement said. "The line our manager…
MAP: Where coronavirus treatments and vaccines are being tested on patients in the US – Business Insider

MAP: Where coronavirus treatments and vaccines are being tested on patients in the US...

Researchers are testing a wide range of experimental treatments against the novel coronavirus, with clinical trials now happening across the US. Business Insider analyzed a federal database of studies to see where most of these trials are happening across the US. New York state leads the way with 11 trial listings.Fourteen states do not have any listed…
What it’s like inside an NYC ER during the coronavirus pandemic – Business Insider

What it’s like inside an NYC ER during the coronavirus pandemic – Business Insider

On Twitter, Dr. Craig Spencer shared the evolving reality of his experience treating patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.The volume and severity of cases hitting the emergency room is new to the doctor, who's an emergency-room doctor at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. "Our ERs are ICUs," Spencer tweeted.That's taking a…
US factory owner explains how to pivot to making PPE in just 8 days – Business Insider

US factory owner explains how to pivot to making PPE in just 8 days...

A Maine company that creates outdoor gear has become one of many US factories to pivot to producing urgently needed personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.Flowfold, which is best known for its wallets made of recycled sailcloth, is now producing thousands of face shields per day for doctors and nurses.James Morin, the co-owner and COO,…
3 signs you may be furloughed and what to do if put on unpaid leave – Business Insider

3 signs you may be furloughed and what to do if put on unpaid...

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, the secondary impact on the nation's workforce has become even more serious and widespread.The unemployment rate is skyrocketing as companies are laying off and furloughing employees left and right — millions have applied for unemployment benefits in just the past two weeks.If business has slowed, your leadership team is…