* Instances like these carry out the most effective in some individuals and the worst in others…
30-year-old [Ro Nguyen] had simply watched a film at a Streeterville cinema with a good friend on March 12 and was strolling down East Grand Avenue round eight p.m., the 2 of them marveling on the abandoned streets.
As they headed towards the Crimson Line station, Nguyen mentioned a person strolling close by noticed them and yelled out, “F— China!”
Then the person spat on Nguyen, he mentioned. The saliva splattered on his jacket. […]
Asian American organizations final week launched the #WashTheHate campaign on social media, highlighting tales of coronavirus-related racism. The Asian Pacific Coverage and Planning Council and Chinese language for Affirmative Motion teams additionally began collecting reports of incidents of hostility against Asians.
Reality-check: Suspending main not in Pritzker’s energy
* Extra from the Sun-Times…
A 52-year-old Niles man allegedly charged at law enforcement officials throughout a DUI arrest and coughed on them whereas yelling, “Now you may have the corona!” police mentioned.
Grzegorz T. Kuprowski faces a felony depend every of driving below the affect and battery of an officer, in accordance with a press release from Niles police Sgt. Tony Scipione. […]
Throughout a DUI check, Kuprowski turned upset with the officers and began coughing on them, saying “get away” and that he had “corona micro organism,” Scipione mentioned.
Dude is such a Covidiot that he doesn’t know the distinction between a virus and micro organism.
Metropolis Corridor experiences that the Division of Enterprise Affairs and Client Safety has fielded 190 value gouging complaints this month, up from solely two complaints throughout the identical interval final yr.
Not surprisingly, most are for family or well being objects reminiscent of bathroom paper, tissues and hand sanitizer. Some are associated to food and drinks, presumably bottled water. BACP evaluates every criticism based mostly on related components, reminiscent of costs previous to the Illinois Catastrophe Declaration and costs at close by shops, and can impose fines of as much as $10,000 per offense.
Earlier this week, Illinois Lawyer Common Kwame Raoul mentioned value gouging complaints had additionally ballooned statewide in March.
* Press launch…
Illinois Lawyer Common Kwame Raoul is looking on the nation’s high on-line marketplaces to crack down on value gouging amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Raoul joined a bipartisan group of 33 attorneys basic, led by Pennsylvania Lawyer Common Josh Shapiro together with co-leading Attorneys Common Hector Balderas (NM), William Tong (CT), and T.J. Donovan (VT), in sending a letter right this moment urging the businesses — Amazon, Craigslist, eBay, Fb and Walmart — to shortly implement preventative measures on their platforms to make sure that shoppers don’t get taken benefit of throughout this public well being disaster.
“We consider you may have an moral obligation and patriotic obligation to assist your fellow residents on this time of want by doing every part in your energy to cease value gouging in real-time,” the letter reads, partly.
The letter follows an evaluation by U.S. PIRG Training Fund which revealed that current monitoring on Amazon’s platform was not stopping vital value hikes. Particularly, the value of many of the hand sanitizers and masks rose at the least 50 % larger than the 90-day common. Since then, greater than 267,000 People have signed PIRG’s petition calling on Amazon to guard shoppers from value gouging.
The evaluation is here.
* Anybody can sue anyone for something, but when this nurse’s claims are true it’s totally unacceptable behavior by Northwestern…
A former nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired after warning coworkers that masks the hospital offered didn’t adequately shield employees in opposition to COVID-19.
Lauri Mazurkiewicz filed the go well with Monday in Prepare dinner County Circuit Courtroom, naming the hospital and several other workers as defendants, the lawsuit states.
In response to the go well with, the hospital started accepting and treating sufferers identified with COVID-19 in March, allegedly exposing Mazurkiewicz and others to the virus.
As an alternative of distributing N95 masks, that are efficient at stopping the wearer from contracting the virus, the hospital allegedly offered employees with “less-effective” masks, the lawsuit claims. The hospital allegedly additionally prevented its workers from sporting N95 masks.
Chicagoans have been ordered to remain at residence beginning final weekend and, in accordance with an organization grading social distancing, town’s getting an A.
Each Prepare dinner County and the state of Illinois have excessive marks as of Tuesday on the “Social Distancing Scoreboard,” an interactive undertaking based mostly on GPS location information collected by the corporate Unacast that roughly measures whether or not or not persons are heeding the recommendation of officers to “flatten the curve” of the unfold of the coronavirus.
The scores have been decided by the change in common distance traveled in contrast with earlier than the coronavirus outbreak. If residents are staying put apart from the occasional journey to the grocery retailer or pharmacy, the dip in journey can be obvious within the information.
A greater than 40% lower results in an A, with grades dropping from there. Something lower than a 10% lower — or a rise — ends in an F.
…Including… And should you want additional convincing…
The US is now on tempo to have the worst coronavirus outbreak wherever… pic.twitter.com/GgtcF4788J
— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) March 25, 2020
…Including… Hey, I’ve an concept. Let’s endanger most of our loyal clients…
* CDC doctor: Rural areas shouldn’t let guard down as huge cities bear brunt of COVID-19