A volunteer who was taking part in clinical trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Brazil has died. The Brazilian health authority has confirmed that the trial will continue. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
On Tuesday, Amazon announced Tuesday that it's hiring 100,000 seasonal workers ahead of the holidays. The company said it's looking for workers across experience and skill levels to help pack and ship holiday orders. Business Insider reports that the new roles bring Amazon's total hiring to more than 400,000 since March. The company has faced a rise in online orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic in Brazil appears to be climbing in direct proportion to the popularity of President Jair Bolsonaro. Business Insider reports that in December of 2019, when Brazil had not a single case of COVID-19, Bolsonaro was polling at 29%. But in late September, he hit an all-time high approval rating, with 40% of Brazilians regarding him as 'good/excellent.
The parent company of Timerberland, Vans and the NorthFace, said it will stop buying Brazilian leather for its products over concerns the South American country isn't doing enough to grapple with fires..