Coronavirus antibody tests may be wrong half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website this week. Antibody testing looks for evidence of immune response to determine if a person had been infected. … [Read more...] about With the coronavirus pandemic entering a new phase in the US, world health experts shift focus to new hot spots
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As its initial salvo, his group released a letter on Monday signed by 40 people ranging from CEOs or founders of companies like Lyft, Handy, Etsy and Instacart to venture capitalists to union leaders to academics and policy experts. “Everyone, regardless of employment classification, should have access to the option of an affordable safety net that supports them when they’re injured, sick, in need of professional growth, or when it’s time to retire,” they wrote. … [Read more...] about 2 new initiatives call for benefits, safety net for gig workers
— Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) August 15, 2014 Crowdfunding works well in breaking news situations like Ferguson, or with one-off projects like “Climate Confidential,” a climate-change series that raised $45,000 on Beacon earlier this year. But the crowd is not the savior its proponents hope it will be. There are several reasons for this: First, most news isn’t sexy, sensational, or difficult to access. It might be tempting to send $10 to an independent photojournalist traveling to Ferguson under threat of tear gas; it’s less compelling to consider sending that $10 to a reporter covering the latest Congressional budget debate from a cubicle. … [Read more...] about Paying Journalists in Ferguson Is Good, But Crowdfunding Won’t Save the News Business
“I always knew we were going to expand to online sales, but COVID-19 pushed us to do that. It’s important to reach a wider audience,” Tang said. “As soon as we launched, we immediately saw some purchases, mostly from folks who already shopped with us.” While online revenue hasn’t offset the decline of in-store sales, Tang said she’s investing a lot more into her e-commerce operations for longevity, taking note of items that sell better online such as games, hair accessories and kitchen and dining items, which spiked upwards of 88% since her launch on March 25. … [Read more...] about Will e-commerce help small business survive coronavirus fallout?
“We’re not looking to make a fight with the governor or with the mayor, but we’re just saying this needs to be fair,” she said. “Ten people can get together in a park, ten people can gather together in other situations, why can’t I allow one person in my store?” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early