New round of $1,200 direct payments on hold as sides ‘very far apart’ on coronavirus relief deal
He urged the White House to “negotiate with Democrats and meet us in the middle. Often an impasse in Washington is of little consequence for the public — not so this time. With no deal in sight, their absence raises the possibility of a prolonged stalemate that stretches well into August and even September. “We'll go down $1 trillion, you go up $1 trillion,” Pelosi said. "I think if we can reach an agreement on state and local and unemployment, we will reach an overall deal.
Clorox wipes shortage to last into 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic
Disinfectant wipes have been hard to find and they will remain difficult to buy well into 2021, according to the world’s biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, Clorox. With a 45% market share of cleaning wipes, Clorox said it aggressively ramped up production, but that still won't be enough to keep up with demand. The company’s incoming CEO said with the COVID-19 pandemic expected to last well into the new year, on top of the upcoming cold and flu season, it will now take a year to reach the supply level necessary to meet customer needs. Clorox dominates the $1 billion disinfectant wipes market. Demand for its product line boosted the company’s overall sales by 22%.
Why hasn’t the heat stopped the spread of COVID-19?
We all heard the notion that heat would help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19. In April, President Donald Trump said his coronavirus task force had research that indicated heat and humidity may kill or slow the spread of COVID-19, saying the findings may indicate that the disease could be less contagious in summer months. RELATED: Trust Index: Can we count on summer heat to beat the COVID-19 pandemic? According to experts, we can only blame ourselves for the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases. More stores are requiring face coverings to be worn and more and more city and state officials are implementing mask mandates.
This Orlando woman thought it was allergies but was later hospitalized with coronavirus
ORLANDO, Fla. – Cindy Nieves, of Orlando, said she initially went to a clinic thinking she was experiencing allergy symptoms but after learning she had the novel coronavirus she was admitted to AdventHealth and eventually placed on ventilator fighting COVID-19. The headaches, sluggishness, tiredness ... a little bit of body ache, but I wasn’t concerned,” Nieves said. They transferred me to AdventHealth in Orlando,” she said. Nieves says in the ICU, she was treated with hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria and lupus and most recently used to treat some critical COVID-19 cases. After being in the hospital for about two weeks, Nieves was released and reunited with her husband and adult son.
Coronavirus: Walgreens hiring 9,500, giving current employees bonuses
Published: March 24, 2020, 9:26 am Updated: March 24, 2020, 9:34 amAnother retailer has announced it's hiring. Walgreens says it is looking to hire more than 9,500 full-time, part-time and temporary workers. The boost in hiring comes in response to the coronavirus and increased demand for supplies. It announced full-time employees will receive $300, while part-time hourly employees will receive $150. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.