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Heading Back to Work? 4 Ways to Protect Your Immune System

May 18, 2020

As businesses begin to open back up and people prepare to re-enter the workplace, they should not let their guard down. This is especially important for the most vulnerable, including those with autoimmunity (AI).

Officials Release Edited Coronavirus Reopening Guidance

By Mike Stobbe and Jason Dearen | May 15, 2020

U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns.

Hospital Workers Complain of Minimal Disclosure After COVID Exposures

By Jenny Gold, Markain Hawryluk | May 15, 2020

From cafeteria staff to doctors and nurses, hospital workers around the country report frustrating failures by management to notify them when they have been exposed to co-workers or patients known to be infected with COVID-19.

Safety First: When Can Strippers Go Back to Work?

May 14, 2020

A stripper asks ethicist Lee McIntyre when it might be safe to go back to work. The answer might surprise you.

Out Weatherman Axed by TV Station after Facebook Post Calling Out Gun-Toting 'Reopen' Protestors

By Kilian Melloy | May 13, 2020

An openly gay TV weatherman was fired after sharing a Facebook post from a Minnesota rabbi that called out gun-toting, Confederate-flag waving "reopen" protestors.

Endless Possibility: Discover Coursera's World of Online Learning

By Matthew Wexler | May 13, 2020

How often have we said, "If I only had time" or "I've always wanted to learn about..."? Now is your time with Coursera.

Cubicle Comeback? Pandemic Will Reshape Office Life for Good

By Kelvin Chan | May 12, 2020

Office jobs are never going to be the same.

Dallas Salon Owner Jailed for Defying Virus Shutdown Order

By Jake Bleiberg | May 7, 2020

Texas' Republican governor and top law enforcement officer on Wednesday came to the defense of a Dallas hair salon owner who was jailed for keeping her business open in defiance of the governor's restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Devasted NYC Restaurant Workers Face a Fearful Future

By Deepti Hajela | May 3, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak and the likely impact it's going to have on New York City's restaurants, how they serve, how they staff, how they pay, has disrupted all of that.

Surgical Masks Are Putting Health Care Workers At Risk

By Shefali Luthra | Apr 30, 2020

With medical supplies in high demand, federal authorities say health workers can wear surgical masks for protection while treating COVID-19 patients — but growing evidence suggests the practice is putting workers in jeopardy.

Transgender Fire Chief Files Discrimination Suit Over Firing

By Russ Bynum | Apr 30, 2020

A transgender fire chief has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the small Georgia city where she led the fire department for more than a decade, then was fired 18 months after she began coming to work as a woman.

German Minister Backs Creating Legal Right to Work from Home

Apr 27, 2020

Germany's labor minister wants to enshrine into law the right to work from home if it is feasible to do so, even after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

Nursing Home Workers Struggle With Thankless Position

By Anna Almendrala | Apr 22, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic is exposing the profound weaknesses of the industry serving the nation's oldest and frailest citizens, including chronic understaffing, low pay and an inability to control infectious outbreaks.

Gov't Relief Loans to Restaurant Chains Draw Complaints

By Joyce M. Rosenberg and Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 20, 2020

Some big restaurant chains have obtained loans from the government under a small-business relief program, leading business groups to cry foul even though the loans are within the guidelines of the lending program.

A Day After Ire, CNN's Chris Cuomo Says 'I Love Where I Am'

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 15, 2020

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has reaffirmed his commitment to CNN and his gratitude for his primetime perch, a day after the TV host expressed frustration at elements of his job.

Would You Give Up Health or Location Data to Return to Work?

By Christina Larson and Matt O'Brien | Apr 15, 2020

As countries around the world edge toward ending lockdowns and restarting their economies and societies, citizens are being more closely monitored, in nations rich and poor, authoritarian and free.

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Says He's Frustrated at His TV Role

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 14, 2020

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo revealed on his SiriusXM show that he's feeling frustration in his job, saying he doesn't "value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship."

Fla. Police Chief's Rant Called 'Homophobic' and 'Slanderous' by Late Police Officer's Fiancé

Apr 14, 2020

The fiancé of a deceased Florida police officer addressed the comments made by Davie Police Chief Dale Engle last week that have been called homophobic and led to his being put on leave.

Florida Police Chief Claims Deputy Died of COVID-19 Because He was Gay

Apr 12, 2020

A Florida police chief was placed on administrative leave after telling other officers that a LGBTQ colleague died of COVID-19 because he was a "homosexual who attended homosexual 'sexual' events."

Nurses Weigh Principles vs Safety in Virus Fight

By Carla K. Johnson, Juliet Linderman | Apr 11, 2020

Each day brings new questions for nurses, who are deciding how much they're willing to sacrifice.

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