Month: March 2020

Walmart to hire 150k workers, offer $550 million in bonuses

At first, the positions will be temporary but many employees will transition to permanent roles later on. Walmart will also cut the application and hiring process down for cashiers and stockers from two weeks to 24-hours.

In addition, the company plans to give its employees cash bonuses as a thank you for their hard work during the health crisis.

Democrats introduce bill to promote mail-in voting amid Chinese virus crisis

A group of Democratic senators led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to promote mail-in and early voting to decrease the spread of the coronavirus.

The Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act (NDEBA) would ensure voters have 20 days of early voting in all states, require that all mail-in ballots submitted during 21 days leading to an election be counted, and ensure that all voters have the option to request absentee ballots.

Arizona Democrats push for all mail-in voting in 2020 election

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) on Wednesday asked state lawmakers to authorize all-mail elections in the months of August and November, citing health concerns stemming from the United States’ ongoing fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Hillary Clinton calls ‘to make voting by mail the norm’ in 2020

Former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on Congress to “make voting by mail the norm” with “free postage” as a result of public health concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

“Most of those infected won’t even know it” Israeli virologist tells world leaders to calm unnecessary panic over ‘exaggerated’ Coronavirus

The cases of the coronavirus jumped to 9,225 in the US on Wednesday.
The number of deaths blamed on the virus is 150 in the US.

The number of estimated deaths from the flu this year, based on numbers from the CDC is 22,000.