Daughter Of Immigrants Among Health Workers Heading To Super Bowl

TAMPA, FL — When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs square off in Super Bowl LV, among those in the stands of Raymond James Stadium will be thousands of front-line health care workers who have been working in risking throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Of the 25,000 fans allowed to attend the game in person, about 7,500 of those in attendance will be vaccinated health care workers. Among them is a 26-year-old registered nurse and lifelong Hillsborough County resident who never imagined when she decided to attend nursing school that, just a few years later, she’d be caring for patients during a global pandemic.

A nurse at AdventHealth Tampa hospital Paulina Rivera of Plant City is the daughter of Mexican immigrants Martha and Marcial Rivera, and the first in her family to attend college.

Rivera began working at AdventHealth Tampa about three years ago and, throughout the coronavirus pandemic,

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U.K. Slammed by Experts Over ‘Neo-Victorian’ Food Poverty

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. government was criticized by three of the nation’s senior food policy experts over failing to safeguard food supplies and support healthy diets in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis and Brexit.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is lacking focus on healthy eating as part of its response to the pandemic and needs to do more to safeguard food supplies and, according to academics Terry Marsden, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang. In an open letter, they also urged Johnson to invest in adequate infrastructure to ensure food security.

Food has been an embarrassing issue for Johnson, who was forced into a U-turn over the provision of free school meals after campaigning from soccer star Marcus Rashford. Earlier this month, Rashford put his name to a letter calling for an urgent review in the provision of food to the poorest children.

“Food poverty is now

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Co-Owner Of Alibi Drinkery Accused Of Slapping Fast Food Worker For Enforcing Mask Rules

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Investigators say the co-owner of a bar fined for not following COVID rules slapped a fast-food worker for enforcing them.

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Ricardo Baldazo is part-owner of Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, which opened several times despite state restrictions.

Investigators say Baldazo and a woman were at the Jimmy John’s in Rosemount last week.

The woman walked in without a mask, and argued with a manager who asked her to wear one.

Court documents say that’s when Baldazo came in, and hit the manager.

Police say they recognized Baldazo from past encounters.

He’s charged with assault.

On Facebook, the woman — Alibi co-owner Lisa Monet Zarza — commented on the incident.

“I walked into Jimmy John’s to order food. I was asked if I had a mask. I informed the man (19 yes [sic] old, not a child as some people think it was) that I have

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Zeeland plant completes occupational health center – News – Holland Sentinel

ZEELAND — An employer in Zeeland has invested $150,000 in a facility upgrade to better focus on the health and safety of its staff.

Tyson Foods completed the facility upgrade in January, according to a statement from the company.

The occupational health center includes a waiting area with sound barriers for privacy and a separate COVID-19 testing room equipped with a standalone, hospital-grade HEPA filtration unit.

The waiting area is currently arranged for up to six team members and will be suitable for up to 20 employees post-COVID. The current testing room will also be repurposed as a third exam room.

In addition to the health center, the plant has added $2 million to its budget to support additional protective measures, including the hiring of two full-time nurses, a more robust approach to on-site testing and

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