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Posted: May 28, 2020

Ohio paramedic files temporary restraining order over wage reductions

A temporary restraining order was filed against the city of Maumee to prevent Mayor Richard Carr from imposing a 5 percent pay decrease for all city employees to offset millions in financial loss because of the pandemic. A complaint was filed Friday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. The plaintiff, Dawn Sniadecki, is the former president of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4536 and a paramedic employed by the city, but Andrew Mayle, Ms.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Blade
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Posted: May 28, 2020

Tennessee to halt sharing COVID-19 patient data

Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients to first responders, after initially arguing that doing so would protect those on the front line. Gov. Bill Lee’s administration decided on the change this week, conceding that the data may have created a false sense of security to those responding to emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
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Posted: May 28, 2020

In pandemic, agencies using drones to drop medical supplies from sky

With a loud whir and a whoosh, a fixed-wing drone slingshots out of a medical warehouse, zips through hazy skies at 80 mph, pops open a belly hatch and drops a box of medical supplies. Slowed by a little parachute, the box drifts downward and lands with a plop, less than 8 minutes after launch. For North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Basil Yap, it is a eureka moment.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North State Journal
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Posted: May 28, 2020

Coronavirus questions: 10 things we still urgently want to know about COVID-19 in the next 100 days

Doctors, scientists and epidemiologists have made strides in their research to learn what they can about SARS-CoV-2 and the illness it causes, COVID-19. Multiple vaccines are in different stages of development as institutions scrutinize the effectiveness of existing drugs to treat coronavirus patients in clinical trials.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: USA Today
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Posted: May 28, 2020

New York City fire fund has enough assets to pay out 10.1 years of pension benefits, study finds

The New York City Fire Department Pension Fund, with an assets-to-liabilities ratio of 63 percent, has enough money on hand to pay beneficiaries for 10.1 years, according to a new ranking of public retirement funds from the Wirepoints website. The retirement system ranked 32nd on a list of 148 state and local retirement funds nationwide with at least $2 billion in assets, the website reported.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Center Square
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