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Deeper job cuts at Boeing as pandemic throttles air travel

Deeper job cuts at Boeing as pandemic throttles air travel 1Boeing said Wednesday that it will cut 7,000 more jobs as it continues to bleed money during a pandemic that has smothered demand for new airline planes.

The company said that when retirements and other employee departures are included, its workforce will shrink to about 130,000 by the end of next year, or 30,000 fewer people than it had at the start of 2020. Just three months ago, the company figured 19,000 workers would leave.

Boeing Co. outlined the job cuts on the same day it reported a $449 million loss for the third quarter, a swing from the $1.17 billion it earned in the same period last year. The loss was not as bad as feared, however.

Revenue tumbled 29% to $14.14 billion.

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Trump hails ‘manufacturing miracle’ as factories bleed jobs – POLITICO

Trump hails ‘manufacturing miracle’ as factories bleed jobs - POLITICO 2

Four years after he won the Midwest by vowing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing workforce, President Donald Trump is campaigning for reelection on a job well done. The numbers tell a different story.

The president’s anti-trade agenda and a pandemic-induced recession have combined to shutter factories and accelerate trends toward automation.

Source: Trump hails ‘manufacturing miracle’ as factories bleed jobs – POLITICO

CDC says the coronavirus is airborne and carried on aerosols – The Washington Post

CDC says the coronavirus is airborne and carried on aerosols - The Washington Post 3For months, scientists and public health experts have warned of mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus is airborne, transmitted through tiny droplets called aerosols that linger in the air much longer than the larger globs that come from coughing or sneezing.

Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees. The CDC recently changed its official guidance to note that aerosols are “thought to be the main way the virus spreads” and to warn that badly ventilated indoor spaces are particularly dangerous.“

There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes),” the agency stated. “In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk.”

Source: CDC says the coronavirus is airborne and carried on aerosols – The Washington Post

Majority of People Potentially Exposed to COVID-19 in Strip Club Gave Fake Information

The majority of Torontonians who were at a strip club with a COVID-19 outbreak gave fake information, making it all but impossible for officials to conduct contact tracing. Over two weeks ago, the Brass Rail, a well-known strip club on Toronto’s Yonge Street made international headlines when it became known an employee at the venue tested positive for the coronavirus. Toronto Public Health (TPH) said 441 people went to the strip club during the four days in early August the employee worked while contagious. It has not been confirmed what the employee does at the strip club. TPH said they were “notifying individuals directly who provided their name and contact information in the establishment’s contact tracing log,” said in a statement on August 14. Contact tracing works via the honour system, which we now know fails when it comes to venues such as strip clubs.

Source: Majority of People Potentially Exposed to COVID-19 in Strip Club Gave Fake Information

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China – Reuters

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China - Reuters 4TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) – High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say.

CanSino Biologics’ vaccine, approved for military use in China, is a modified form of adenovirus type 5, or Ad5. The company is in talks to get emergency approval in several countries before completing large-scale trials, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.

A vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, approved in Russia earlier this month despite limited testing, is based on Ad5 and a second less common adenovirus.

Source: Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China – Reuters

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