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  • Coronavirus update: Officials say some states may shut down again, CDC pushes back against...
    More workers are losing their jobs By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs July 9, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 3,067,780 (3,009,611) Total U.S. deaths: 132,498 (131,594) Total global cases: 12,093,782 (11,884,799) Total global deaths: 550,689 (545,398) Fauci: some states should shut down again White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, increasingly worried about the huge spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in some southern and western states, says those states should consider shutting down again, ordering businesses to close and people to shelter in place. Interviewed on a Wall Street Journal podcast, Fauci said it is alarming that the country has gone from 20,000 new cases a day to 60,000 on Wednesday. If you continue doubling, two times 50 is 100, Fauci said. Any state that is having a serious problem, that state should seriously look at shutting… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
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  • Illinois Candy Company Fined $485K for Workplace Injuries
    A Chicago-area candy company has been fined nearly $500,000 for workplace injuries, including a fingertip amputation, federal regulators said. The incidents occurred at Ferrara Candy in Bellwood, Ill. An employee lost a fingertip in January. Another worker was caught in … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
    13 hours ago
  • Missouri Won’t Shut Down Summer Camps Despite Virus Outbreaks
    Missouri leaders knew the risk of convening thousands of kids at summer camps across the state during a pandemic, the state’s top health official said, and insisted that camp organizers have plans in place to keep an outbreak from happening. … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
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  • Iowa’s BrokerTech Ventures Gains 4 New Carrier, Wholesale Partners
    BrokerTech Ventures, an insurance broker-led platform and accelerator program based in Des Moines, Iowa, has added four super-regional and national insurance firms as partners: The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Fairfield, Ohio RT Specialty LLC, Chicago, Ill. Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co., Farmington … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
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  • Asthma may not make COVID-19 symptoms more severe, study finds
    Experts say there are other risk factors that are more serious than asthma By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs July 9, 2020 A new study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University explored the risk that asthma sufferers face during the current COVID-19 pandemic. According to the researchers, asthma doesnt seem to be one of the preexisting conditions that could worsen the severity of the coronavirus. Though the virus takes a toll on the lungs, and those with asthma struggle with breathing, their work revealed that those with asthma arent at an increased risk of serious or fatal infection. Older age and conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and obesity are reported risk factors for the development of and progression of COVID-19, said researcher Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr. However, people with asthma -- even those with diminished lung function who are being treated to… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
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  • 13 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
    Hawaiian Airlines Inc. says 13 of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus following an annual training course. The employees who tested positive for COVID-19 took part in flight attendant training at the airline’s Honolulu headquarters about two weeks … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
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  • Colorado Files Sit Against Juul for Marketing to Minors
    Colorado has filed a lawsuit against an e-cigarette manufacturer saying the company marketed products to children and downplayed health risks. The lawsuit filed in Denver District Court this week says Juul Labs Inc. violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, The … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 9, 2020
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