Tag Archives: Workers

Weekly tests for quarantine workers

Acting chief medical officer professor Paul Kelly has announced weekly coronavirus tests for hotel quarantine workers around the country, after South Australia was forced into lockdown. SA is the second state to be affected by breaches in the system, with Victoria only recently emerging from its deadly second wave, which originated in quarantine hotels. Premier… Read More »

FDA study finds fear and distrust among front-line workers and minority groups around COVID-19 vaccines

Powerful, illuminating and sobering—that’s the description from a research group summing up its initial listening sessions with front-line workers and minority groups about a vaccine. Tasked with tapping key audiences to learn their questions and concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine—and determine how the FDA might best respond—the nonprofit Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is currently in listening mode on… Read More »

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, Jeffrey Farber had a steady flow of day jobs in film and television, including work on “Hunters” and “Blue Bloods.” But when theaters, movies and TV shows stopped production, not… Read More »

Financial Insecurity Among U.S. Workers Will Worsen in the Pandemic — Especially for Women

Millions of mainstream, Main Street Americans entered 2020 feeling income inequality and financial insecurity in the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating financial stress in America, hitting women especially hard, based on PwC’s 9th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey COVID-19 Update. For this report, PwC polled 1,683 full-time employed adults between 18 and 75 years… Read More »

New Yorkers sing ‘Lean on Me’ to honor essential workers during coronavirus pandemic

The screen of the Hard Rock Cafe is illuminated in blue as part of the “Light It Blue” initiative to honor healthcare workers, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, New York, U.S. April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (Reuters) – It starts as it has around the world with people… Read More »