Amazon: Union warning of Prime Day COVID-19 outbreak is ‘scaremongering’

  • Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event got underway Tuesday.
  • A workers’ union is worried Prime Day could worsen the spread of COVID-19 in the company’s Coventry, UK warehouse, which currently has up to 3,000 workers in it.
  • Eight workers have tested positive for the virus in the warehouse over the past two weeks, and other workers are waiting to hear results on tests, the GMB Union said.
  • “Amazon’s recklessness could turn Prime Day into a hive of infection,” Amanda Gearing, a GMB organizer told Business Insider.
  • Amazon said the union’s statement was “scaremongering and irresponsible.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A workers’ union is worried that Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event could cause a COVID-19 outbreak in one of the e-commerce giant’s UK warehouses.

GMB Union said in a press statement that at least eight workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Coventry, England had tested positive for the virus over

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Some U.S. doctors flee to New Zealand where the coronavirus outbreak is under control and science is respected

  • Some U.S.-based doctors and nurses are fleeing the country because the lack of PPE and coordinated U.S. response made them feel unsafe during the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Some have been feeling burned out for years due to the complex U.S. health system.
  • New Zealand, which led with science, has declared victory over Covid-19 yet again and hasn’t reported a positive case in more than a week. 



Jacinda Ardern holding a sign posing for the camera: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at a press conference ahead of a nationwide lockdown at Parliament on March 25, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.


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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at a press conference ahead of a nationwide lockdown at Parliament on March 25, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dr. Judy Melinek knew it was time to make a change when she started to fear for her health and safety.

While working as acting chief forensic pathologist for Alameda County in California, she read early reports about a virus in Wuhan, China. By June, after repeatedly sounding the alarm about the need for

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Some U.S. doctors flee to New Zealand where the outbreak is under control and science is respected

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at a press conference ahead of a nationwide lockdown at Parliament on March 25, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Dr. Judy Melinek knew it was time to make a change when she started fear for her health and safety.

While working as acting chief forensic pathologist for Alameda County in California, she read early reports about a virus in Wuhan, China. By June, after repeatedly sounding the alarm about the need for health workers to have sufficient personal protective equipment, she’d had enough. She also hoped for temperature checks, social distancing and masks, but she noticed that not all of the staff in her office were taking these steps.

And then an email appeared offering her the opportunity to relocate to New Zealand, a country that has reported less than 2,000 coronavirus cases and 25 deaths, drawing widespread

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Laser Cutting Machines Market 2020: Business Trends, COVID – 19 Outbreak, Emerging Technologies, Growth Opportunities and Regional Forecast to 2025

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Oct 02, 2020 (TS Newswire via Comtex) —
KD Market Insights provides in-depth analysis in its upcoming report titled Global Laser Cutting Machines Trends, Applications, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast to 2025. The Laser Cutting Machines market report covers a thorough analysis of the fundamental factors driving the variations in growth patterns in the industry. The scope of the study encompasses both regional and country-level market research.

The objective of this study is to strategically analyze each market segment in relation to the individual growth trend and their contribution to the Laser Cutting Machines Market in order to optimize return on investment (ROI) by providing consistent information required for informed business decisions. The major focus areas of the report includes in-depth analysis of Porter’s five forces, PESTLE analysis, company market share analysis, market segment analysis using market attractiveness

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Opinion | The White House coronavirus outbreak shows that testing alone is not enough

But the castle walls were penetrated — presumably by an asymptomatic carrier, a covid-era Trojan horse — and infections among the president’s circle have cascaded out this week. The spotlight is on the Rose Garden reception for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, an event attended by nearly all of those who have recently tested positive: the president, first lady, senators, aides.

Per protocol, attendees were tested before they got near the president. But other defenses were down. According to The Post: “After guests tested negative that day they were instructed they no longer needed to cover their faces. The no-mask mantra applied indoors as well. Cabinet members, senators, Barrett family members and others mixed unencumbered at tightly packed, indoor receptions.” No masks, no distancing and time spent among crowds indoors are a recipe for transmission.

All of this underscores the central flaw in the White House’s approach: Testing alone

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Australian state worried about mall outbreak

MELBOURNE, Australia — The COVID-19 figures in Australia’s Victoria state continue to show improvement but officials are concerned about an outbreak at the country’s largest shopping center.



A heath worker attends a patient in an intensive care unit designated for people infected with COVID-19 at a hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)


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A heath worker attends a patient in an intensive care unit designated for people infected with COVID-19 at a hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Victoria reported three more COVID-19 deaths and eight more cases on Saturday. The figures take the state toll to 805 and the national death count to 893.

Melbourne’s latest 14-day average stood at 12 cases, and there have been 11 cases with an unknown source in the past two weeks up to Wednesday.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said a recent outbreak linked to southeast Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre showed why it was unsafe to ease restrictions.



Women perform the "Morenada" dance at an exhibit of folk costumes during the partial lifting of restrictions amid the COVID -19 pandemic in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)


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Mechanical Keyboard Market 2020: Business Trends, COVID – 19 Outbreak, Emerging Technologies, Growth Opportunities and Regional Forecast to 2025

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KD Market Insights has published a report on global Mechanical Keyboard Marketresearch report. The report offers valuable market insights drivers which would aid the industry leaders to develop and line up their market strategies supported by reliable and accurate data. According to KD Market Insights report, the global Mechanical Keyboard Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX.X% during the forecast period i.e. 2020-2025. The market was held to USD XX.X Million in 2019 and is projected to reach to a valuation of USD XX.X Million in 2025.

The report offers an exhaustive analysis of the market trends, opportunities, growth areas and industry drivers which would help the stakeholders to devise and align their market strategies according to the current and future market dynamics.

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Talk of a scientific rift is a dangerous distraction in the fight against Covid-19 | Coronavirus outbreak

The cardinal rule of coronavirus policy is that you must follow “the science”. Or, at the very least, you must say that you are. After the US’s disastrous response to the pandemic, Donald Trump still insists he is “guided by science”. In the UK, Boris Johnson and his ministers always claimed that our own bumbling response was either “led by the science” or “following the science”, even as Britain’s infection rate soared above other countries that were also, in their own words, following the science.

Sometimes it is easy for us to separate out false claims about science from real ones. Early in the crisis, the majority of mainstream scientists, and institutions such as the World Health Organization, supported swift lockdown measures. Trump resisted this approach, instead putting his faith in quack cures that his closest scientific advisers clearly opposed. Johnson has tended to drag his heels, taking the

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Pain Therapeutics Market 2020: Business Trends, COVID – 19 Outbreak, Emerging Technologies, Growth Opportunities and Regional Forecast to 2025

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Sep 28, 2020 (TS Newswire via Comtex) —
KD Market Insights has published a report on global Pain Therapeutics market research report. The report offers valuable market insights drivers which would aid the industry leaders to develop and line up their market strategies supported by reliable and accurate data. According to KD Market Insights report, the global Pain Therapeutics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX.X% during the forecast period i.e. 2020-2025. The market was held to USD XX.X Million in 2019 and is projected to reach to a valuation of USD XX.X Million in 2025. The report covers a detailed chapter on market segmentation of Pain Therapeutics market covering market segments By Drug Class, By Indication and By Distribution Channel.

The report offers an exhaustive analysis of the market trends, opportunities, growth

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How genetic science helped expose a secret coronavirus outbreak in Iowa

POSTVILLE, Iowa — It wasn’t until their colleagues began to disappear that workers at Agri Star Meat and Poultry realized there was a killer in their midst.

First came the rumors that rabbis at the kosher plant had been quarantined. Then a man who worked in the poultry department fell ill. They heard whispers about friends of friends who had been stricken with scorching fevers and unbearable chills — characteristic symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Where was the contagion coming from?

No one would say. Not Agri Star’s wealthy owner, who didn’t shut down production lines after cases were confirmed among workers. Not the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which closed a complaint containing multiple allegations against the plant without an inspection. Not Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, whose administration threatened to prosecute officials who released covid data and did not conduct testing at the plant until seven weeks

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