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View: Gig workers are employees. Start treating them that way
In the wake of a California ballot proposition passed in November and a rule just released by the Trump administration, it appears that the erosion of labor protections is advancing aggressively.
Vijaya Gadde: The Indian-American lawyer at the forefront of Donald Trump's Twitter ban
Hyderabad-born Gadde, 45, is Twitter's legal, public ...
Meet the Indian-American who spearheaded suspension of Trump's Twitter account
Born in India, Gadde moved to the US as a child and grew up in...
Biden to speed release of coronavirus vaccines
The American Hospital Association estimates that the nation would need to vaccinate 1.8 million people a day, every day, from Jan. 1 to May 31, to reach the goal of having widespread immunity by the summer.
Biden nominates former rival Pete Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy
President-elect Joe Biden nominated his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation on Tuesday and intends to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary. Biden also plans to tap Gina McCarthy, a former Environmental Protection Agency chief, for the powerful new position of domestic climate chief to run his ambitious climate plans across the federal government.
Pfizer’s vaccine offers strong protection against Covid after first dose
Last month, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their two-dose vaccine had an efficacy rate of 95% after two doses administered three weeks apart. The new analyses show that the protection starts kicking in far earlier.
President Trump set to sign vaccine decree after questions raised on supply
President-elect Joe Biden will meanwhile announce his appointments and nominations for his health team as he continues to push ahead with the transition process despite Trump's refusal to concede.
Six months since lockdown: Strides in testing, vaccine devt but COVID crisis far from over in India, say scientists
Six months on, India has the second highest number of cases in the world after the US with a tally of 57.32 lakh cases, 86,508 people testing positive in a day and a total of 91,149 fatalities, according to Union Health Ministry figures on Thursday.
Bharat Biotech inks pact with WU's School of Medicine for COVID-19 intranasal vaccine
In a statement on Wednesday, the biotechnology company said it owns the rights to distribute the vaccine in all markets except the US, Japan and Europe. It said the phase-I trials will take place in Saint Louis University’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit.
UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.
Scientists identify potential drug candidate that can prevent coronavirus
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, assessed the molecule main protease, Mpro, of the novel coronavirus which is a key enzyme that plays a central role in its life cycle.
Scientists believe trained dogs will start sniffing out coronavirus patients by July
The programme is training dogs to detect Covid in saliva and urine samples.
Sit back, behave, wash hands and be proud of US: Donald Trump's word of advice for children at home
The US President said that they are 'winning the battle' against coronavirus just for the children.
Keep your mental stress in check: It may harm your heart
Mental stress maybe a stronger predictor of a repeat heart attack or dying from heart disease.
Don't go on a diet: Playing games while eating can reduce your food intake
The game tests users' visual sustained attention and working memory.