US begins ‘warp speed’ vaccine push as studies ramp up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to use “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines he hopes will be ready by year’s end — even as the country’s top scientists gear up for a master experiment to rapidly tell if any really work.

Concepts donates 1,600 pairs of shoes to healthcare workers

Boston-based store Concepts has donated more than 1,600 pairs of sneakers to local healthcare providers, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s. The sneaker and streetwear company is planning to distribute 3,000 pairs of shoes from their inventory, and are donating them on a rolling basis so that they have time to size the shoes for the recipient healthcare workers. Most of the donated shoes have been from Concepts’ New Balance or Asics stock to prioritize comfort — doctors and nurses often work 12- to 18-hour shifts.

New York Barber Who Contracted COVID-19 Criticizes Governor Cuomo: ‘Is He Going to Feed...

An upstate New York barber accused of cutting hair out of his home during the shutdown has contracted COVID-19, and is now blasting Governor Andrew Cuomo for halting his livelihood.

U.S. Bars China’s Huawei From Purchasing Critical Materials Made Using American Technology

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday said Chinese company Huawei would no longer be allowed to use U.S. technology abroad to create its semiconductors.

Does your AI discriminate?

Women leaders like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and San Francisco Mayor London Breed are receiving recognition for their quick action in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edmunds: Best used cars for under $15,000

Vehicle sales hit a record low in April as most Americans stayed home and countless dealerships closed due to the coronavirus crisis. But as a number of businesses begin to open, those who are in need of a vehicle may find that this may be a good time to shop.

The pandemic helped topple two retailers. So did private equity.

J. Crew and Neiman Marcus were each facing a host of issues before the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their stores and eventually file for bankruptcy, including trouble adjusting to the rise of e-commerce and a lack of connection with a new generation of shoppers.

McDonald’s details what dining in will look like

Clean the digital kiosks each time a customer orders. Place “closed” signs on certain tables to promote social-distancing. Scrub the bathrooms every half-hour.

Renowned restaurant adds mannequins amid social distancing

Mannequins dressed in fine 1940’s-style attire were already theatrically staged Thursday at The Inn at Little Washington, tucked in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains about 90 minutes west of Washington, D.C.

Americans may be willing to pay $5 trillion to stop the spread of the...

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.A new analysis suggests Americans are willing to pay about US$5 trillion to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save as many lives as possible – dwarfing the $3 trillion Congress has so far agreed to spend to support the U.S. economy and its workers. To get to that figure, we calculated the implicit value of public intervention measures like social distancing and statewide lockdowns – meant to prevent people from catching COVID-19 and possibly dying – by estimating how much people are willing to pay to have them implemented.

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60,000 ‘Civic Assistants’ in Italy Will be Paid to Enforce Social Distancing After Weekend...

Chairs were thrown. Fights erupted. Pedestrians crowded promenades and vehicles chocked streets from Turin to Naples.

First U.S. Monument to Puerto Rican Veterans Vandalized Over Memorial Day Weekend

A pillar marking the first-ever memorial built on the U.S. mainland in honor of Puerto Rican veterans was knocked to the ground this Memorial Day weekend, sparking anger and sadness among veterans.

Brazil Coronavirus Cases Quadruple in May as Jair Bolsonaro Plays Down U.S. Travel Restrictions

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appeared to play down concerns around the U.S.'s new travel restrictions on Brazil on Sunday, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the South American country soared past 360,000.