Hertz selling 182K trucks and SUVS under market value after filing for bankruptcy due to coronavirus pandemic (click2houston.com)


HOUSTON – The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on car rental companies, including one that plans to sell a fleet of cars to try and stay afloat amid the economic slowdown.

Car rental company Hertz has begun selling its fleet of cars more than 10% below market value after filing for bankruptcy.

According to CNN Business, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the sharp decline in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:19

Can You Get Covid-19 Coronavirus From Food? Frozen Chicken Wings Test Positive (forbes.com)


There’s positive news about chicken wings but not in a “these chicken wings are yummy” type of way.

In Shenzen, China, a sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The following China Global Television Network (CGTN) segment described the situation:

Read the complete article on forges.com

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:15

Anxiety, tears and empty streets: How coronavirus exploded among Latinx residents in Oakland’s Fruitvale district (mercurynews.com)


OAKLAND — Amador Angel Luna knows his Oakland neighborhood is at the heart of one of the Bay Area’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, so he does everything he can to protect himself. But as an essential worker living in a crowded apartment, there are some risks he can’t avoid.

Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 18:52

Bill Gates on COVID-19: Most US tests are “completely garbage” (arstechnica.com)


For 20 years Bill Gates has been easing out of the roles that made him rich and famous—CEO, chief software architect, and chair of Microsoft—and devoting his brain power and passion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, abandoning earnings calls and antitrust hearings for the metrics of disease eradication and carbon reduction.

Submitted by mo2 on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 18:16