More Americans, however, still ignore the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention and state and local governments, taking risks during the outbreak.
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Amazon pays bonus, Disney cuts jobs
This years Thanksgiving Day is particularly special. With the outbreak of the epidemic, the American people have greatly reduced their going out. To some extent, the online hand chopping has replaced the former shopping spree.
Amazon said on its website that U.S. operating employees who worked from December 1 to December 31 would receive $300 in bonuses, while part-time employees would receive $150. In June, Amazon also paid a $500 million one-time bonus to front-line employees and partners.
Amazon is not the only company that pays employees. Retailers including Wal Mart and home depot have previously paid out millions of dollars in bonuses to compensate employees for the surge in online shopping orders during the outbreak.
In response to the surge in orders, Amazon has been recruiting more people before the shopping season. At the end of October, Amazon announced that it would recruit 100000 seasonal employees to cope with the coming shopping season. In May, Amazon also said it would provide permanent jobs for 70% of the 175000 employees employed during the worst of the epidemic.
The epidemic has benefited e-commerce, but brought the theme park and film industries to a standstill.
A novel coronavirus pneumonia company has been cracking down on its parks and holiday village businesses, according to the securities and Exchange Commissions documents. It plans to lay off 32000 people by the end of March 2021.
According to its latest annual report, Disney has about 223000 employees. The company announced in September that it plans to cut about 28000 jobs, 4000 more than in September. As a media and entertainment giant, Disney may also be forced to cancel dividends, reduce or cancel contributions to pension and retirement medical plans in the future. In addition, Disney is likely to cut investment in television and film production and take vacations or lay off more employees. Some of these measures may have an adverse impact on our business, Disney said in the document
It is reported that novel coronavirus pneumonia has caused Disneys Park business to suffer from over 100 thousand employees. The company has also been forced to suspend cruise flights and postpone the release of major films such as the black widow. It is reported that in the year ended September 30, Disney had lost $2.8 billion, a sharp reversal from the previous years profit of $10.4 billion.
It is estimated that 50 million Americans risk traveling in defiance of warnings
The new coronavirus is too dangerous. Please, dont party! Dont travel outside! This is the most difficult time. Dont put your dearest in danger In a video posted online, Bonnie Nagella, a Texan woman, tearfully advises people. Due to the new crown epidemic, she lost six relatives including her parents in a few months. Najera and his relatives have cancelled all the party plans during the festival.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention also warned people not to travel during Thanksgiving, but more than 3 million passengers passed security checks at all airports in the United States last weekend, Xinhua reported. The AAA predicts that 50 million people will travel across the country during Thanksgiving.
On November 24, passengers wearing masks walk at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Photo source: by Shen Ting, Xinhua News Agency
According to the national highway traffic safety administration, the number of driving related accidents also surged throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. Some states, such as Alabamas Law Enforcement Bureau, have reminded drivers of the state to pay attention to more traffic volume than usual from the 25th to the 29th.
In order to reduce the risk of infection and traffic accidents caused by the increase of passenger flow in airports and highways, the United States airport has set up a plexiglass barrier in front of the passport inspection station, a rapid virus detection station in the terminal building, providing masks in the boarding area and aircraft, and requiring passengers to sign paperwork that will meet the isolation requirements upon arrival. Alabamas law enforcement agency also said the state will increase the number of road guards during the holidays.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus response working group, also warned Americans on the 22nd that traveling and gathering during the festival are risky and people will not see an increase in cases until a few weeks later..
According to bill Schaffner, an epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University, Thanksgiving may become the accelerator of the epidemic in the United States: family gatherings are trans generational, there are many elderly people People at high risk may be further threatened by the virus.
Biden called on the public to continue to fight the virus
In novel coronavirus pneumonia, novel coronavirus pneumonia was a major threat to the disease. According to CCTV, Biden delivered a speech on the eve of Thanksgiving Day, calling on the United States to unite and continue to fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic. He firmly believed that the American people could finally cope with the new crown pneumonia pandemic. According to Reuters, Biden team said on the same day that it will announce the Biden economic team and several key positions next week.
Biden said public health officials urged Americans to avoid traveling and partying during the Thanksgiving holiday, which frustrated many people. Biden said he knew how hard it was to give up family traditions, but it was important to celebrate Thanksgiving separately as the outbreak of the new crown disease did not improve. Biden said his own family is downsizing Thanksgiving this year.
According to Xinhua news agency, a report published by the guardian recently pointed out that local health officials across the United States are currently struggling with vaccine distribution due to the strict storage and transportation conditions of the new vaccine.
According to the report, although Pfizer, Modena, AstraZeneca and other pharmaceutical companies have reported good news on vaccine development, the distribution of vaccines is still a great challenge. The current adverse conditions include: many Americans are hesitant to vaccinate; Pfizers new crown vaccine requires a storage temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius; and nearly a year after the fight against the epidemic, local public health resources have been stretched out.
For example, if approved, each container can hold 975 doses of vaccine, and dry ice is needed to keep the container at ultra-low temperature. Since the time of packing, the effective time of vaccine is 10 days. The container can only be opened twice a day, and it can only be opened for 1 minute each time. The vaccine should be vaccinated within 5 days after thawing and within 6 hours after dilution. James ingrich, a health official in Washoe County, Nevada, has only $74000 to fund the distribution of the new coronal vaccine needed locally. Our health sector is small, but it has a lot of roles to play and very little money is allocated to us - thats the biggest obstacle, he said The daily economic news is from CCTV news, Xinhua news agency and Finance Association. Disney plans to lay off 32000 people. Source: Daily Economic News Editor: Yang Bin_ NF4368
For example, if approved, each container can hold 975 doses of vaccine, and dry ice is needed to keep the container at ultra-low temperature. Since the time of packing, the effective time of vaccine is 10 days. The container can only be opened twice a day, and it can only be opened for 1 minute each time. The vaccine should be vaccinated within 5 days after thawing and within 6 hours after dilution.
James ingrich, a health official in Washoe County, Nevada, has only $74000 to fund the distribution of the new coronal vaccine needed locally. Our health sector is small, but it has a lot of roles to play and very little money is allocated to us - thats the biggest obstacle, he said
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