The thousands of veterans who claim that their exposure to burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan left them sick and dying may be one step closer to getting assistance from the Veterans Administration due to the legacy of a recently deceased soldier. On Monday, the Heath Robinson Transparency Act (H.R. 7072) was presented on Capitol Hill as an addendum to the previous legislation under The Burn Pits Accountability Act that was a part of the National Defense Act that was signed into law by President Trump back in December.
For veteran Megan Kingston, the coronavirus presented extra danger due to her exposure to the smoke that emanated day and night from the burn pits near her barracks at Camp Liberty in Iraq. "The odds were not in my favor," Kingston, of Northern Virginia, says to Fox News regarding her recent exposure to COVID-19. "We were all kind of like going, how did I even pull this one-off? It's a miracle for sure."
If you are a small business owner looking for help making payroll during the Coronavirus pandemic, you may want to try your luck with a smaller community bank. As the second round of Personal Paycheck Protection (PPP) loans are being doled out by the Small Business Administration, entrepreneurs who are dealing with smaller community banks and credit unions are seeing their loans much more quickly than those applying through larger banks.
Progress is being made towards a viable vaccine for the coronavirus say researchers at a Philadelphia-based pharmaceutical company. Inovio Pharmaceuticals along with the University of Pennsylvania’s research facility, the Wistar Institute have been working on the vaccine as early as this past January. Originally reported by Fox News, the vaccine was fast-tracked into development after the Chinese Government made the genome sequencing of COVID-19 public.