Passover foods are being sold for for 5 times the retail price as online sellers try to profit off of coronavirus shortages

As the Jewish holiday of Passover begins this week, shoppers have reported shortages of items in grocery stores and online. Business Insider discovered similar price-gouging by online retailers on Passover foods like matzah and Kosher for Passover cakes. Price-gouging has become more common during the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected 1.4 million people and killed […]

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The coronavirus pandemic should be the start, not the end, of criminal justice reform, a California lawmaker says

California lawmaker Sydney Kamlager told Business Insider that the state should release more elderly and vulnerable prisoners, amid reports that COVID-19 is being introduced to prisons and jails. The state is set to release just 3,500 prisoners out of a population of around 115,000. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation told Business Insider its […]

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Experts say aggressive lockdown measures have slowed the ‘first wave’ of the coronavirus, but they shouldn’t be lifted until a vaccine is found

While lockdown measures have been effective in curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, experts warn that loosening restrictions before a vaccine is available may lead to a resurgence of cases. According to a new study led by researchers at Hong Kong University, there is still a “substantial risk” of new infections, particularly from travelers, […]

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A super-spreader believed to be at the center of Chicago’s coronavirus outbreak shows the importance of social distancing

A case study in Chicago demonstrated the importance of social distancing in containing the spread of the coronavirus. The investigation, which was published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Chicago Department of Health, traced the cases from the first infected individual, identified as Patient A1.1, after they attended a funeral […]

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Tesla furloughs hourly employees, cuts salaries

In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo SpaceX and Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks in Hawthorne, Calif. | Chris Carlson, Associated Press Tesla halted production till at least May 4 due to COVID-19. Employees are now paying the price Amid concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic, Tesla has halted production of its […]

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Anthony Fauci says people who recover from the coronavirus should be immune through at least September. But some scientists worry that not all patients develop antibodies.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says people who recover from the coronavirus will likely be immune should a second wave of infection spread in the early fall. He explained that because the virus has not mutated much, people who develop immunity will likely maintain it at least for the next few months. Preliminary studies about coronavirus immunity […]

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