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Coronavirus: CDC advises health workers to use homemade masks or bandanas amid shortages as ‘last resort’

Coronavirus: CDC advises health workers to use homemade masks or bandanas amid shortages as ‘last resort’As healthcare workers and hospitals face shortages across the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines for using face masks.Shortages in surgical and respirator masks started after citizens panic bought boxes in stores and online so they could wear when out. But this decision has since left hospitals short of the necessary facial guard.

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House Speaker Pelosi to unveil coronavirus aid package for workers

House Speaker Pelosi to unveil coronavirus aid package for workersSpeaker Nancy Pelosi is moving swiftly toward House passage of a coronavirus aid package possibly this week as Congress rebuffs President Trump’s proposed payroll tax break and focuses instead on sick pay and other resources to more immediately help workers hit by the crisis.



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U.S. airport screeners, health workers plagued by fear and anger as coronavirus spreads

U.S. airport screeners, health workers plagued by fear and anger as coronavirus spreadsScreeners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked their supervisors this week to change official protocols and require stronger masks, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters. On Friday evening, they learned their worst fears were realized: Two screeners, both working at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), had tested positive for the virus. “Sad news,” a senior quarantine official at the CDC wrote in an email Friday evening to colleagues about the two workers.

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