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Zoom tumbles 16% as Pfizer’s vaccine success drags on work-from-home stocks

Zoom dove as much as 16% in early Monday trading after Pfizer’s encouraging COVID-19 drug results dragged stay-at-home stocks lower. The pharmaceutical company announced Monday morning that it’s experimental coronavirus drug was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in trial participants. The news lifted global stocks, particularly those for […]
Zoom tumbles 16% as Pfizer’s vaccine success drags on work-from-home stocks
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Illinois imposed a swift lockdown, while Iowa never ordered residents to stay home. A comparison of bordering counties reveals the price Iowa paid.

A new study compares coronavirus cases in Iowa, which never imposed a stay-at-home order, to cases in Illinois, where officials implemented a swift lockdown. The researchers concluded that a stay-at-home order might have prevented around 30% of cases in Iowa’s border counties from March 21 to April 20. Illinois’s lockdown, […]
Illinois imposed a swift lockdown, while Iowa never ordered residents to stay home. A comparison of bordering counties reveals the price Iowa paid.
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Gov. Cuomo extends New York’s stay-at-home order until June 13

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced that New York state’s stay-at-home order would be extended until June 13. In an executive order, Cuomo said the “New York State on PAUSE” policy, put in place in March, would continue. The statewide restrictions had been set to expire Friday. Cuomo said in […]
Gov. Cuomo extends New York’s stay-at-home order until June 13
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‘We’re the Wild West’: Unmasked Wisconsinites crowd bars after the state Supreme Court struck down the governor’s stay-at-home order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 4-3 in favour of overturning Gov. Tony Evers’ coronavirus stay-at-home order. Chief Justice Patience Roggensack described the emergency rule, imposed by Health Secretary Andrea Palm, as a “controlling, subjective judgment.” Justice Rebecca Dallet, however, said the decision would “undoubtedly go down as one […]
‘We’re the Wild West’: Unmasked Wisconsinites crowd bars after the state Supreme Court struck down the governor’s stay-at-home order
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Louisiana pastor Tony Spell defied stay-at-home orders to hold in-person services. Now, he wants congregants to donate their stimulus checks to churches.

Louisiana pastor Tony Spell first garnered widespread media attention for continuing to host in-person church services with hundreds of people in defiance of state stay-at-home orders. Now, the pastor has come under fire for his #PastorSpellStimulusChallenge asking congregants to donate their coronavirus stimulus checks to churches. He told CNN that […]
Louisiana pastor Tony Spell defied stay-at-home orders to hold in-person services. Now, he wants congregants to donate their stimulus checks to churches.
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Over 200 people gathered in California to protest the state’s stay-at-home order

More than 200 California residents descended upon Huntington Beach, California, to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. Most of the protesters demonstrated without wearing face masks and ignored social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart. The demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures followed ones in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Waving […]
Over 200 people gathered in California to protest the state’s stay-at-home order
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‘Stunning lack of judgment’: An Illinois mayor apologised after his wife was found partying at an illegally open bar and violating the state’s stay-at-home order

The Alton Police Department busted a party at an illegally open bar only to find the mayor’s wife in attendance. Alton, Illinois, Mayor Brant Walker wrote a lengthy apology statement to his constituents and berated his wife, Shannon, for her “stunning lack of judgment.” “My wife is an adult capable […]
‘Stunning lack of judgment’: An Illinois mayor apologised after his wife was found partying at an illegally open bar and violating the state’s stay-at-home order
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From bakeries in France to golf courses in Arizona, here is what is considered an ‘essential’ business during the coronavirus outbreak across borders

As countries, states and cities issue lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, only “essential” businesses are staying open. Businesses that fall under the “non-essential” category are mostly recreational, such as theatres, museums, and gyms,Business Insider’s Irene Jiang explains. While essential businesses typically include grocery stores, banks, and healthcare operations across the board, […]
From bakeries in France to golf courses in Arizona, here is what is considered an ‘essential’ business during the coronavirus outbreak across borders