The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement
Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

"Protesters" in Philadelphia chase down and assault random citizens for being "Nazis"
(Natural News) Just when we thought we had seen peak boredom from America’s misinformed Marxists disguised as some kind of anti-fascist freedom fighters, three new videos out of Philadelphia have surfaced showing that now, more than ever, there’s too many art students and unemployed millennials that need to find hobbies. (Article by Tyler Durden republished from ZeroHedge.com) The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘How Am I Going To Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlenis Zambrano is out of money. A 48-year-old single mother in Virginia, she tried her best to get by after being furloughed from her Defense Department daycare job in March by selling homemade face masks and empanadas to help support her two dependent children, both in college. She twice applied for housing relief from Arlington County, but was denied because, at the time, she had $5,000 in savings intended for her daughter’s tuition. With that money long gone, Zambrano is living off her credit card, racking up $5,000 in charges to pay for her Arlington, Virginia apartment....
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Peace is the North Star During and the Post COVID-19 Pandemic
A landmark handshake-former Prime Minister Raila Odinga & President Uhuru Kenyatta bridge their differences and sign a declaration of peace between the two political leaders. March 9, 2018. Credit: State HouseBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Walid BadawiNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) Amid various global conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s, the International Day of Peace (IDOP) was established to commemorate the strengthening of the ideals of peace globally. Today, peace is not just the absence of conflict, but a key prerequisite for development. It is in recognition of the crucial linkages between peace, respect for human r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Walid Badawi Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 7.4% in August
Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 7.4% in August from 7.1% in July, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

6 Lessons on How Retired Millionaires Build Wealth
iStock / Getty Images ... Millionaire status might seem far out of reach, especially as unemployment remains high and household incomes fall through this pandemic-driven recession. ... But you can ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs
California's unemployment rate fell to 11.4% in August (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study links rising stress, depression in US to pandemic-related losses, media consumption
(University of California - Irvine) Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic - such as unemployment - and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the US, according to a groundbreaking University of California, Irvine study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

As the COVID-19 Recession Extended Into the Summer of 2020, More Than 3 Million Adults Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage and 2 Million Became Uninsured
The Household Pulse Survey offers a snapshot of how health insurance coverage changed between April 23–May 12 and July 9–21, 2020, as the COVID-19 recession extended into the summer and millions of adults remained unemployed. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gangopadhyaya A Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

South Africa: Employment and Labour Announces New Closing Dates for Coronavirus Covid-19 Ters Benefit Payments
[Govt of SA] Notwithstanding previous media statements, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), has extended the processing of new claims for April to September following consultations with social partners at Nedlac. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public services need a new normal, says UNISON general secretary
Speaking in the debate on preventing unemployment and building a better recovery on the second day of the 152nd Trades Union Congress, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Outside Congress House stands Jacob Epstein’s incredible monument to war heroes – to trade unionists who gave their lives for our country. “Six months ago, who would have imagined how many more would be doing the same in the devastating battle against Covid-19? “Across the UK, in hospitals, care homes, nurseries, and council departments, NHS staff, refuse collectors, teaching assistants, care staff and othe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release dave prentis no going back to normal TUC Source Type: news

The Association Between Unemployment and Mortality The Association Between Unemployment and Mortality
In what ways might workplace downsizings and closures impact health? Are these unemployed individuals at an increased risk of early mortality?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Relief Negotiations Stall After " Skinny " GOP Proposal Fails in Senate
A pared-down COVID-19 relief package introduced by Senate Republicans failed to move forward in the Senate after failing to capture the 60 votes needed to close debate. The chamber voted 52-47 - along party lines. The “skinny” proposal was introduced on September 8, after relief negotiations between Democratic leadership and the Trump Administration have been stalled for weeks as a result of disagreement over the size of the package. Republicans in the Senate had introduced a $1 trillion package, entitled the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act (HEALS Act) in late July. The House ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

From a stable job to a tent: A waiter's homeless struggle
Jeff Lello suddenly found himself unemployed in Florida amid the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Employment and Labour On Delays in Coronavirus Covid-19 Ters Payments
[Govt of SA] Unemployment Insurance Fund delays Covid-19 TERS payments to address AGSA Audit Findings (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: UIF Temporarily Suspends Payment of Covid-19 Ters Relief Fund
[SAnews.gov.za] The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), working with the Department of Employment and Labour, has temporarily halted payments for the COVID-19 TERS relief benefits, until it addresses the system control concerns recently raised by the Auditor-General. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Unemployment and Labour Delays UIF Coronavirus Covid-19 Ters Payments to Address Corruption Claims
[Govt of SA] Unemployment Insurance Fund delays Covid-19 TERS payments to address AGSA audit findings (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the last two months. However, the employment situation, compared with the data existing before the pandemic still shows serious problems: Saul Escobar ToledoOf the 12 million who left the labor market since the beginning of April, 7.2 have already returned; the other 4,800,000 declared they needed a job, but they are not looking for one. In addition, another important portion of the workforce became part of the people characterize...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Senate Democrats block GOP coronavirus plan that lacked stimulus checks as hopes fade for relief deal
Another round of coronavirus stimulus checks for Americans and renewal of enhanced unemployment benefits appear to be a long shot on Capitol Hill. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Haberkorn Source Type: news

New stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment unlikely as Congress fractures over coronavirus relief
Another round of coronavirus stimulus checks for Americans and renewal of enhanced unemployment benefits appear to be a long shot on Capitol Hill. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Haberkorn Source Type: news

AHA News: Looming Wave of Evictions, Housing Instability Pose Threat to Health
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- With unemployment rates hovering at or near double digits, millions of people are at risk for eviction or foreclosure. And a growing body of research suggests the effects go beyond... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

D.C. approved to pay $300 more per week to unemployment recipients
The District will begin offering an additional $300 per week to unemployment benefit recipients after the federal government approved the District ’s participation in the Lost Wages Assistance Program, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday.  Recipients must have an existing weekly benefit of at least $100 and show that their unemployment or underemployment is due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Recipients should start receiving payment at the be ginning of October, according to a release from Bowser's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Factors influencing women's sex work in a Lebanese sample: results of a case-control study - Slim M, Haddad C, Sfeir E, Rahme C, Hallit S, Obeid S.
BACKGROUND: Many constituents contribute to the rise of sex work in Lebanon such as the socio-economic situation in the country (poverty, increased unemployment rates, and religious divisions), as well as the political and social instability. Several emoti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pharmacological interventions for antisocial personality disorder - Khalifa NR, Gibbon S, V öllm BA, Cheung NHY, McCarthy L.
BACKGROUND: Antisocial personality disorder (AsPD) is associated with rule-breaking, criminality, substance use, unemployment, relationship difficulties, and premature death. Certain types of medication (drugs) may help people with AsPD. This review update... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

California begins sending extra $900 to those unemployed due to COVID-19
California officials will mark the Labor Day holiday by sending a $900 supplemental unemployment benefit to jobless residents. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick McGreevy Source Type: news

Their company got a PPP loan. So why are they still unemployed?
The Paycheck Protection Program made it too easy for companies to take government aid and leave their workers unemployed, critics say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hugo Mart ín Source Type: news

South Africa: Regulation of Medical Devices, Emergency Medicine and Covid-19 Relief Queried
[Daily Maverick] On Thursday, questions were raised over the regulation of medical devices and emergency medicines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the content of the Auditor-General's report lays bare the irregularities at the Unemployment Insurance Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. job growth slows further in August. What will hiring look like in fall?
Employers add fewer jobs, and unemployment falls to 8.4% from 10.2% — more signs of a fitful economic recovery from the coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Don Lee Source Type: news

Fraud concerns over California's unemployment benefits
Concerns are growing about possible fraud at California’s unemployment agency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Call for Probe After 'Covid Emergency' Permit Revoked, Eastern Cape Health Boss Resigns, and UIF Heads Suspended
[Daily Maverick] On Wednesday, a 'Covid emergency' permit given to a Turkish power company was officially revoked, but it seems unlikely that anyone responsible will be called to account. Meanwhile, the head of the Eastern Cape Health Department has resigned. In addition, the top bosses of the Unemployment Insurance Fund have been suspended after a probe found irregularities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women ’s access to stimulus packages and post Covid-19 gender equality
Women in the informal economy have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. Photo: Sk Enamul HaqBy Fahmida HasanSep 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) All crises—natural disasters, wars, pandemics—affect different sections of people in different ways. Like any other crisis, Covid-19 has differing impacts on society. It has affected men and women, rich and poor, and adults and children differently. Since the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic vary across people, measures towards the recovery from this crisis should also be focused towards each section of society distinctively. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, seve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fahmida Hasan Tags: Gender Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Analysing regional unemployment rates, GDP per capita and financial support for regional suicide prevention programme on suicide mortality in Japan using governmental statistical data - Okada M, Hasegawa T, Kato R, Shiroyama T.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the mechanisms of reduced suicide mortality in Japan, which decreased from 25.7 to 16.5 per 100 000 people following the comprehensive suicide prevention programme from 2009 to 2018, the present study determined the relationship betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vanessa Redgrave calls on businesses to help UK's Covid-hit arts sector
Actor appeals for funds to save jobs in industry that is one of worst affected by pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVanessa Redgrave has urged businesses and entrepreneurs to give money to help restore Britain ’s coronavirus-threatened arts infrastructure.The actor is expected to be joined by Sir Lenny Henry, Maxine Peake and Sir Trevor Nunn on Tuesday evening outside the National Theatre in support of an appeal to save jobs across the sector.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Arts funding Vanessa Redgrave Coronavirus outbreak Theatre Unemployment UK news Culture Science Stage Business Source Type: news

Sheltering in place and domestic violence: evidence from calls for service during COVID-19 - Leslie E, Wilson R.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an economic slowdown as more people practice social distancing and shelter at home. The increase in family isolation, unemployment, and economic stress has the potential to increase domestic violence. We document the pandem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

States Approved to Pay $300 Extra Unemployment Benefits
More than 30 states have received approval to pay an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits to their residents, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ... On Aug. 8... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

When Retirement Comes Too Early
Workplaces have grown steadily less friendly to older employees, and the pandemic has pushed more of these workers from the labor market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Labor and Jobs Part-Time Employment United States Economy Layoffs and Job Reductions Age, Chronological Unemployment Wages and Salaries Recession and Depression Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) your-feed-health Source Type: news

New $300-a-week unemployment benefits coming soon, California officials say
Millions of Californians who are out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon receive a $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit starting retroactive to Aug. 1, state officials said Monday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick McGreevy Source Type: news

Probe: Pandemic jobless pay went to Pennsylvania inmates
Authorities say some 10,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania fraudulently applied for unemployment compensation benefits meant for people who are jobless because of the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Local Economies Have Been Decimated by the Coronavirus —But This Is Just a Preview of What Climate Change Could Do
This summer has been a cruel one in the American Sunbelt. In our hospitals, pain, fear and death abound because of COVID-19. Outside, a mass of restive, unemployed workers face down deadly heat waves, swiftly rising sea levels and the peak of hurricane season. But even if the viral hardship feels wanton, it doesn’t have to be without purpose. In South Florida, Phoenix and the Rio Grande Valley – all of which have battled surging COVID cases – citizens are being offered a vision of their climate-changed future through the pathogen’s devastation. Which means we have a chance to adapt now and avoid the...
Source: TIME: Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mario Alejandro Ariza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 7.1% in July
Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.1% in July from 8.1% in June, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

California's jobless rate improves; economy still struggling
California added more than 140,000 jobs in July and lowered its unemployment rate to 13.3% (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Ageing Africa Left out of COVID-19 Policies
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the ageing population in various African countries were not adequately addressed. However, since the pandemic a recent survey has shown that the pandemic has further compounded the existing health challenges, further increasing neglect of older persons.Credit: Dolphin Emali/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) Nearly three quarters of respondents in a survey across 18 African countries have claimed that their countries’ COVID-19 responses are gravely lacking in addressing the ageing population. The survey, conducted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Ageing Population Source Type: news

Southern California home sales, prices rose in July despite high unemployment
Southern California home prices rose 8.5% in July from a year earlier, as buyers rushed to take advantage of rock-bottom mortgage rates. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Khouri Source Type: news

Stocks Finish Higher As Tech Rally Offsets Disappointing Unemployment Data
Tesla surpassed $2,000 per share. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Funds Private Equity Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Aug. 20
The U.S. government says the number of workers applying for unemployment benefits climbed back over one million last week after two weeks of declines, the latest evidence that the country's economy is still struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Arkansas Seeks $300-A-Week COVID-19 Jobless Benefit Extension
Arkansas is seeking $300 in additional weekly federal unemployment benefits, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday as the state reported 729 new confirmed coronavirus cases. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 20, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stocks Turn Positive Even After Unemployment Claims Surge Back Above 1 Million
Disappointing economic data weighed on market sentiment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Funds Private Equity Source Type: news