• United Auto Workers union confirms the death of third Fiat Chrysler plant worker due to COVID-19

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Fiat Chrysler employee who worked at the company's Warren Truck assembly plant in Michigan died Wednesday of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, United Auto Workers union President Rory Gamble said in a statement.
    As of Thursday, three FCA employees are known to have died from COVID-19.
    Amid pressure from the UAW to protect the health of members, the Big Three US carmakers - FCA, Ford, and General Motors - announced last week that they would close all North American plants to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
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  • This video shows what it's like to be tested at one of Verily's COVID-19 drive-thrus

    This video shows what it's like to be tested at one of Verily's COVID-19 drive-thrus

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Alphabet life sciences division Verily has shown its COVID-19 drive-thru in a new video.
    Participants are given a lab kit and must provide a nasal swab.
    Testing sites are still limited to a few locations in California.
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    Verily, the Alphabet life sciences division, has released a video showing what it's like to use one of its COVID-19 testing drive-thrus, which are now operating in California.
    Verily launched its Project Baseline COVID-19 screening site last week. Users who complete the screener and are told they're eligible for testing...
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  • Amazon Closes Kentucky Warehouse After Workers Test Positive

    Amazon Closes Kentucky Warehouse After Workers Test Positive

    14 days ago - By NPR

    The closure of a Kentucky warehouse is the first confirmed prolonged shutdown of an Amazon facility. Workers in at least 10 others have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting shorter closures.
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  • How one company says it can do a coronavirus test in 15 minutes

    How one company says it can do a coronavirus test in 15 minutes

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Henry Schein is the latest company to jump on the coronavirus testing bandwagon. And it claims it can do one in just 15 minutes .
    On Thursday, the firm announced a new COVID-19 test called “Standard Q COVID-19.” According to an FAQ the company posted on its website, this test's clearance didn't require an “emergency use authorization” from the Food and Drug Administration because of the type of test it is.
    What exactly is that? A “serology” test-as in a blood test, rather than a test which requires a nasal and mouth swab which has to be sent to a lab.
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  • NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says he's been diagnosed with COVID-19

    14 days ago - By Stl Today

    NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Shell said he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the highest profile media executive who has acknowledged that he has contracted the disease. "I recently have been feeling under the weather and just learned that I...
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  • Two Tesla employees test positive for coronavirus: company email

    14 days ago - By Reuters

    Two employees of Tesla Inc have tested positive for coronavirus but have been working from home for the past two weeks and had not been symptomatic at work, Tesla said in an email to employees on Thursday.
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  • Face mask price-gougers set up a black market on Facebook and Instagram using anonymous profiles

    Face mask price-gougers set up a black market on Facebook and Instagram using anonymous profiles

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook, Instagram's parent company, is no longer permitting advertisements or commerce listings for face masks, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, or COVID-19 test kits.
    But some users are creating anonymous, personal profiles on both platforms to price gouge items like face masks, and many are ripping stock images and photos from other websites to do so.
    Business Insider found one Facebook profile friend requesting others to try and sell masks, along with Instagram and Facebook pages marketing expensive, unverifiable products.
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  • Tesla email reveals two employees have tested positive for COVID-19

    14 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Two Tesla employees, who had been working at home for nearly two weeks, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal email sent Thursday morning by the company's head of environmental, health, and safety department and viewed by TechCrunch .
    The employees were not symptomatic in the office, and both are quarantined at home and recovering well, according to the email from Tesla's EHS department head Laurie Shelby. Their co-workers, who were already working from home for nearly two weeks as well, were notified so they can quarantine, the email read. The email did not disclose...
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