Intentional COVID-19 infections of students worries Idaho college

BYU-Idaho says it will seek out and possibly expel students who may have intentionally tried to be infected with the coronavirus.

An Idaho college says it is “deeply troubled” by reports that people in its community may have intentionally exposed themselves to the coronavirus in the hopes of being paid more for plasma donations that could contain COVID-19 antibodies.

BYU-Idaho, located in the southeastern town of Rexburg, says it is actively searching to find out if any of its students have done this.

“Students who are determined to have intentionally exposed themselves or others to the virus will be immediately suspended from the university and may be permanently dismissed,” the university said in a statement.

Some private blood banks pay more for plasma that contains COVID-19 antibodies.

The university cautioned last month that it may have to shut down the campus and switch to an all-remote learning format if a

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If you’re lucky and have the money you need during Covid-19, ask yourself this key question

More than 22 million American jobs were lost in the past six months; stock markets have been up and down; and people are generally anxious about what’s in their bank accounts right now.



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If you’re lucky enough to have the funds you need despite all the recent economic turbulence, ask yourself one key question, says Bradley T. Klontz, an associate professor of financial psychology at Creighton University: “Why is it OK for you to have money when other people don’t?”

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Answering this question is not about comparing your finances to anyone else’s, he told The New York Times. It’s about seeing money as a tool, rather than as a measuring stick.

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University warns about college students trying to contract COVID-19 to make money donating plasma with antibodies

Brigham Young University-Idaho warned on Monday about accounts of college students “intentionally” trying to contract COVID-19 in order to make money by donating plasma with antibodies. 

The Idaho university issued a statement saying officials were “deeply troubled” by the alleged behavior and “is actively seeking evidence of such conduct among our student body.”

Students who are determined to have intentionally exposed themselves or others to the virus will be immediately suspended from the university and may be permanently dismissed,” the university stated.

“The contraction and spread of COVID-19 is not a light matter,” the statement continued. “Reckless disregard for health and safety will inevitably lead to additional illness and loss of life in our community.”

University officials noted that they had previously cautioned last month that if Idaho or Madison County continue to experience surges in cases, the university may have to switch to fully online learning. 

The release

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On The Money: Pelosi, citing ‘leverage’ over Trump, holds strong to $2.2T in COVID-19 aid | McConnell to force vote on ‘targeted’ relief bill next week

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$100 Million More In COVID-19 Relief Grant Money Coming To NJ

NEW JERSEY – An additional $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support New Jersey residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials.

The bulk of the money, $70 million, will be distributed to restaurants, microbusinesses, and other small businesses through Phase 3 of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.

“Small businesses and the people they employ are the backbone of New Jersey’s economy, yet they have borne a disproportionate share of the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “If we are to emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient than we were before, it is incumbent on us to support them in any way possible. This additional funding helps us accomplish that goal.”

An additional $10 million will be used to help small businesses purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Stocks slip as Eli Lilly halts COVID-19 trials, banks cautious on recovery

Stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors weighed earnings from the big banks and another coronavirus vaccine setback.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped, as did the S&P 500 while the Nasdaq Composite was little changed.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
SP500 S&P 500 3511.93 -22.29 -0.63%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 11863.895513 -12.36 -0.10%
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 28679.81 -157.71 -0.55%

Eli Lilly, joined Johnson & Johnson, in halting its trials of a COVID-19 vaccine over safety concerns.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
LLY ELI LILLY & COMPANY 150.08 -4.41 -2.85%
JNJ JOHNSON & JOHNSON 148.36 -3.48 -2.29%

Financials, as a group, were the biggest drag on the S&P 500 despite solid results from JPMorgan which reported a third-quarter that

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Cineplex CEO calls Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions ‘excessive’

Cineplex CEO Ellis Jacobs says the Ontario government’s new restrictions in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel region are “excessive” and fail to take into consideration safety precautions at the movie theatre chain.

Speaking during the company’s virtual annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, Jacobs said Cineplex is “definitely disappointed” with the government’s new restrictions, which include the shuttering of all cinemas in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel regions for for 28 days.

“We feel that these forced closures, given our proven track record, are excessive and do not consider our team’s efforts, of which we are very proud,” he said, adding that in the 98 days since Ontario allowed movie theatres to re-open, the company has had zero cases of COVID-19 traced back to its operations.

“I can’t stress enough that our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees and guests, and we take pride in ensuring that we always

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DAX Drops On Covid-19 Vaccine Uncertainty

(RTTNews) – German stocks fell in cautious trade on Tuesday as a second wave of coronavirus cases in Europe prompted new restrictions in Britain and an advanced stage study of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate was put on hold due to an unexplained illness in a study participant.

The benchmark DAX dropped 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to 13,114 after gaining 0.7 percent the previous day.

Gerresheimer, a global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry, slumped 5 percent.

Pharma firm MorphoSYS plunged 10 percent after announcing a €325m bond offering.

Travel stocks were moving lower, with airline Lufthansa falling over 1 percent.

Lender Commerzbank fell about 2 percent while Deutsche Bank was modestly lower.

Evotec shares rallied 3 percent. Mubadala Investment Company, a sovereign investor, said it will invest 200 million euros to subscribe for about 5.6 percent of outstanding Evotec shares.

In economic releases, German consumer prices

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The many confusions and disputes in COVID-19 insurance settlements



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The many confusions and disputes in COVID-19 insurance settlements

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“Make sure you assess your viral load based on the CT value,” Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar Shaw suggested in her blog about ways to manage COVID-19 after successfully recovering from the illness. The Hindu was quick to declare shortly after Shaw’s blog was published that there is “no correlation between CT values and COVID-19 severity.” Such contradictions have been a hallmark of this evolving pandemic. Similar confusion has prevailed in several parts of insurance delivery. At times, this has compounded the issues for the policyholder, who is battling a relatively less understood illness, the social issues attached to it, and limited supply of proper care.

Confusion despite clarification

At the onset of the pandemic, the insurance regulator clarified that all standard health insurance policies cover COVID-19 and asked for insurers to be extremely cautious before rejecting a

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On The Money: Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid in GOP allies | Advocates plead for housing aid as eviction cliff looms

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