Since the mask mandate was lifted in Texas, there have been multiple reports of customers refusing to adhere to store policies.
In Texas, frontline workers are forced to impose corporate rules on masks without the support of the state, exposing them to customer backlash.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is above average for healthcare workers. Insider spoke with three healthcare workers about some of the reasons. Experts told Insider having “trusted messengers” in local communities would help tackle the problem. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Melody Butler worked as a nurse on […]
Vaccine hesitancy is above average for healthcare workers. Insider spoke to public health experts about the reasons behind the troubling phenomenon.
Nurses told Business Insider they expect COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to spike after Christmas, much like they did after Thanksgiving. More than 47,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 since Thanksgiving. Smartphone data showed 13% of Americans travelled more than 31 miles from home to celebrate the holiday. Record COVID-19 hospitalizations […]
An emergency-medicine doctor in Arizona said he was fired from his position at Yuma Regional Medical Centre last month over his tweets about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Cleavon Gilman, an Iraq War veteran, said he was told not to return to his job after tweeting that Arizona was out of […]
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2020. The pair were chosen over finalists including President Donald Trump, the movement for racial justice, and frontline health workers with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Time’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, said Biden and Harris […]
Walmart is rolling out $US700 million in bonuses to workers this holiday season, the company announced Thursday. Part-time, full-time, and temporary employees working at Walmart’s stores, distribution centres, and fulfillment centres are all eligible. It’s the company’s fourth cash bonus paid to associates since the start of the pandemic. The […]
Starbucks is giving a free tall coffee (hot or iced) to frontline workers during the month of December, the second time the chain has done so this year. Workers eligible for the offer include “public health workers, pharmacists, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, dentists and dental hygienists, mental health workers, […]
President-elect Joe Biden teared up when talking to an ICU nurse about her experience treating COVID-19 patients. “You got me emotional,” Biden said on a video call with frontline workers. “Anyone who spent significant time in ICU, like I did for months, … observed the incredible mental strain on nurses […]
Lowe’s announced it will give all hourly frontline workers $US100 million worth of bonuses on November 13, ahead of holiday season. Full-time hourly associates will receive $US300, and part-time workers will get $US150. The company will also hire 20,000 seasonal workers at stores and distribution centres. Lowe’s may see a […]
Real estate executive Bryan Lapidus spends several nights a week driving an ambulance across New York City and caring for patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lapidus started volunteering as an EMT 10 years ago and joined the Central Park Medical Unit three years ago. Lapidus told Business Insider that in […]
Non-profits Frontline Foods and Off Their Plate have raised $US9 million to make meals for frontline workers. They have partnered with hundreds of restaurants across the U.S. to make 800,000 meals so far. The money raised goes straight to kitchen staff wages and the restaurants’ food costs. The program helps […]
A new research paper found that workers in jobs on the frontline of the novel coronavirus outbreak share certain characteristics that make them economically vulnerable. Researchers from The University of Chicago analysed characteristics of workers in jobs that frequently can’t be done from home and jobs that require close physical […]
Nike has announced plans to give away $US5.5 million worth of products to healthcare workers in the US and Europe. The retail giant on Monday said it would donate 32,500 pairs of its slip-on sneakers, the Air Zoom Pulse, to frontline healthcare workers and to the US’s national healthcare system […]
Two medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus fight in New York died by suicide in the past week: Dr. Lorna Breen, of NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, and John Mondello, an emergency medical technician. Medical workers face gruelling workloads, unprecedented stress, and steep death counts during the pandemic. Psychologists […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Angelo Mascia is an emergency room doctor in New York City. Mascia says if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms but are doing well otherwise, you should assume you are positive for coronavirus and self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If you have a somewhat mild injury or have an […]