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27,000 American healthcare workers are on the verge of deportation. The US Supreme Court is expected to rule in June whether to allow the Trump administration to rescind an immigration program that allows 700,000 workers to stay in the country.Quartz

Will the US Supreme Court let Trump deport 27,000 healthcare workers despite coronavirus?

A pending US Supreme Court case that seemed supremely important last year is much more so in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. American healthcare educators predicted that it would be critical to public health to keep all healthcare workers in the US due to shortages. especially in the case

A pending US Supreme Court case that seemed supremely important last year is much more so in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. American healthcare educators predicted that it would be critical to public health to keep all healthcare workers in the US due to shortages. especially in the case of a national emergency like this. They specifically discussed the likelihood of a pandemic.

The Trump administration wants to rescind their work authorizations and send these workers "home" to countries they don't know. The justices seemed skeptical of the government's position last year, asking whether the administration really considered all the reliance interests, the many industries and businesses that would be affected by the expulsion of 700,000 US-educated employees. Now, that question is undeniably extremely relevant, as more than 27,000 of them work in health and medicine and many more qualify as essential workers in this time of crisis.

It seems ironic that in a time of crisis ,legal arguments and political posturing are allowed to interfere with public health and safety.

For politicians and appointees who are concerned with American prestige,influence and credibility they seem to be working against the rest of the world

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Grocery sales in the UK are at an all-time high. Millions of Brits are stockpiling because of the coronavirus pandemic, and in the four weeks ending March 22, they spent nearly £11 billion ($13.6 billion) at supermarkets around the country, 20% more than in the previous period.Quartz

Brits just spent a record amount on groceries, due to coronavirus stockpiling

Brits spent £10.8 billion at grocery stores in the four weeks ending March 22, a record sum.

Compared to the same time last year, Brits spent £9 billion. Back then there was no coronavirus pandemic.

Certainly additional “stockpiling“ might be one factor.

However annual consumer spending on restaurants, cafes and similar food outlets in the UK was 90bn£ (data from 2018, per Statista). So the increase in parts should reflect a simple shift from eating out to cooking at home.

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“The School Office” by Archie, age 8, remote co-worker of Quartz news editor Susan Howson