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Instacart made in-house hand sanitizer for shoppers who are about to walk off the job

Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images On the eve of a planned work stoppage by its shoppers, Instacart said today it would distribute independently-developed hand sanitizer to its shoppers. Instacart shoppers are planning to refuse new orders Monday because they say the grocery delivery company has not done enough to protect them during the coronavirus outbreak. […]Read More

FDA approves Battelle’s process to decontaminate N95 face masks but limits it to 10,000 per day

Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has approved the limited use of a process that would clean much-needed N95 protective face masks and allow them to be reused, the agency said in a release. Columbus-Ohio based Battelle uses a “vapor phase hydrogen peroxide” process to decontaminate the masks […]Read More

US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge US government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry —not data from the carriers themselves— to track Americans’ movements during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with state and local governments have received cell […]Read More
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