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April 2020 Archives

Doctor claims his removal was politically motivated

The director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) was recently removed from his position as a leader in the search to find a cure for COVID-19. The doctor claimed in a statement that the reason for this reassignment to a narrower job at the National Institutes of Health was his refusal to dedicate money toward the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus.

How can I avoid discrimination claims from employees?

When you own a business, there are not many things you can leave to chance without taking unnecessary risks. One area that may open a business owner to risk is the work environment and the treatment of employees. Although there are many variables in a workplace culture, the boss can set certain standards that improve the chances that employees will be happy, feel appreciated and be productive.

Employees rights during the pandemic

There is a lot of concern about what the world will look like once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Many workers wonder if they will be able to hold onto their job or get it back. Many businesses are hanging on, hoping the company is strong enough to survive this unprecedented (in modern times) challenge.

Zoom faces legal action

The popularity of free video conferencing platform Zoom has skyrocketed from 10 million users a day in December to 200 million per day in March. Of course, this is in light of the COVID-19 pandemic pushing a majority of the world to work from home as well as personal use for virtual happy hours and check-ins with friends and family outside the home.

New Mexico using satellites to track wildfires in real-time

Many Californians have seen images of wildfires from every possible angle, including from outer space. While it makes for exciting pictures with tragic implications regarding deaths of humans and wildlife as well as damage to land and property, New Mexico has turned to satellites to track fires and allocate resources in real-time.

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