Employment Law Consultant (10-22-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

A NEW DAY?: Lessons learned? From the Council on Foreign Relations, “Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19” (Executive Summary follow the internal links to the report)

AVOID THE FLU: For your health, “Get Your Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Flu Shot.” From the CDC, “Flu Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups”

★ BAD TREND: Monitoring unemployment rates, from the 19th, “Latinas had the highest unemployment rate this year — and it’s driving them to vote”

BATTLE?:  Bouts of illness, such as Covid-19, are compared to “battles” …to be won or lost. From The Atlantic, “What Strength Really Means When You’re Sick”

MOVES: It is not what you say but how you say it…really? From Undark Magazine, “What Can Body Language Analysis Really Tell Us?”

BRAVE: Our brave nurses and other first responders suffer a consequence for their devotion to our care, from Reuters, “Nurses suffer burn-out, psychological distress in COVID fight – association”

★ THUMBS WAY DOWN: A very “bad review” from Yelp…less than 1-Star. From Eater, “Yelp Adds New Feature to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism”

IMPROVED GREETING: How to improve every day conversations and avoid the “hacks.” From Inc. “People Who Avoid These 3 Common Words Have Very High Emotional Intelligence It’s not that it’s wrong. It’s that I think you can do better.”

BRAIN FOG:  More on the long term impact of Covid-19 on the health of recovering patients, from The Guardian, “‘Brain fog’: the people struggling to think clearly months after Covid”

NO CONTEST:In the news, from Health, “Swine Flu Vs. COVID-19: Here’s How the Two Pandemics Compare, According to Experts FYI: COVID-19 is much deadlier than the swine flu pandemic”

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