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Coronavirus: as the pandemic spreads in the US, so do racist attacks, and not just against Asians

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, reports of racist attacks and abuse have spiked. While many accounts involve the targeting of Asians and Asian-Americans, the phenomenon is not limited to them.In the past two weeks alone, two separate medical webinars on the coronavirus featuring minority health care workers were disrupted by hackers spewing profanity and racial slurs.On Wednesday, a coronavirus webinar hosted by the Washington-based Association of Black Cardiologists …

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Coronavirus: how to get a refund from Airbnb, and why guests are confused by the company’s policies

Like most travel companies worldwide, Airbnb has been updating its policies throughout the escalating coronavirus pandemic.The home rental firm blocked British bookings on its platform for the vast majority of customers on Thursday, allowing only key workers to stay in properties for as long as emergency government coronavirus restrictions are in place. The move comes after hosts using the site had been criticised for advertising “isolation retreats”, with tourism minister Nigel Huddleston…

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This week’s Time magazine cover spotlights coronavirus front line workers, from cafeteria employees to paramedics

The "essential workers" charged with keeping America afloat during the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives daily. Now, the health care workers, grocery store employees and everyday people we depend on are telling their own stories on the cover of Time magazine this week.

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Dr. Gupta demonstrates how to make your own mask at home

Not sure how to make, wear or clean your own masks at home? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper methods using materials at home so health care workers can have the N95 masks they need at work.

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British Airways furloughs 30,000 workers

British Airways will furlough 30,000 of its employees with pay, as the coronavirus pandemic halts global travel, forcing airlines to ground planes and slash costs.

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A 3,000% jump in jobless claims has devastated the US job market

Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as businesses continue to lay off and furlough workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Cuomo mandates all non-essential New York workers to stay home

All workers in non-essential businesses across New York state are required to stay home in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a press conference Friday morning.

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We asked workers how the virus changed their lives. Here’s what they said

Small business owners, food truck chefs and more. Hear from workers who are struggling to make ends meet in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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