Day: September 19, 2020

U of I Hospital nurses’ strike continues, with SEIU Local 73 workers join picket lines

University of Illinois Hospital nurses on strike are getting a show of solidarity on Monday as they are joined by hundreds of SEIU-73 members.

University of Illinois Hospital nurses strike continues , with SEIU Local 73 workers join picket lines

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The nurses walked off the job over the weekend. The Illinois Nurses Association Union is demanding a comprehensive contract that includes better staffing levels, higher pay, and more personal protective equipment.

Leaders say it is the first strike for the union at UIC Medical Center in more than four decades.

“We are warriors in this fight,” said Doris Carrol, President of the Illinois Nurses Association. “During the pandemic, our hospital called us heroes and now they are treating us like zeros.”

Also, the union says there needs to be a set limit on how many patients a single nurse is treating at any one

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2K Worth Of Allergy Medicine Stolen From Bridgewater CVS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Police are looking for two people wanted for shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of allergy medication.

On Sept. 3 at 4:12 p.m., an unknown Black woman and an unknown Hispanic man went to the CVS Pharmacy at 230 Milltown Road and shoplifted $2,128.37 worth of over the counter allergy medication, police said.

The two people fled the store before police arrived.

Other Bridgewater Police blotter items:

On Aug. 29 at 1:31 p.m.: A 41-year-old Bridgewater man was arrested for shoplifting from Home Depot at 400 Promenade Blvd. He was observed switching price tags from a lesser valued item to more expensive items and paying for the less expensive item. He was issued a complaint summons for shoplifting, processed and released.

On Aug. 29 at 11:57 p.m.: A 23-year-old North Plainfield man was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) under 50 grams, after an officer

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Yes, it’s safe to go to the dentist

  • There has been no evidence of coronavirus transmission in dental offices since many reopened in May.
  • Dentists have universal precautions in place to prevent the transmission of any infectious disease.
  • Oral health has a cascading effect on overall health, so it’s important to keep up with your cleanings and preventive dental care.

Some people might be hesitant to visit the dentist during the coronavirus pandemic, especially after the World Health Organization suggested not to in an August announcement.

However, it’s actually a low-risk activity for the patient, said Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.

“I would be more worried about my dentist than I would myself contracting the virus there,” Adalja told Insider.

Dentists aren’t too concerned either. After the WHO’s recommendation to delay routine dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19, the American Dental Association released a statement saying

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