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originally posted by: ketsuko
It might decouple insurance and employment finally which would be a good thing that needs to happen.
originally posted by: StoutBrouxAlso, just a note here, in RI and SD, school employees - NOT teachers but janitors, PARAs, cooks and cook assistants etc., are not allowed to file for unemployment.....they are considered ineligible due to statutes regarding this. Other states as well possibly. So no working at the school during the summer, normally no problem. Get a temp job and return to regular school job in the fall. The school I work for states employees are not eligible for unemployment. But there are also no opportunities to gain employment elsewhere. If not eligible for regular unemployment income, one is ALSO not eligible to receive the extra $600/weekly benefit which is currently in place. So bummers all the way around.
The long lasting effects of these lockdowns could be catastrophic to millions of people.
Looking forward to responses on this issue.
Overdoses are spiking on Long Island due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has reversed progress that the region made in fighting the opioid crisis amid joblessness, stress, and isolation were brought on by COVID-19, data shows.
Fatal overdoses are up 43 percent in Suffolk County since the pandemic began, with 42 residents dying just in the last four weeks, according to police reports of suspected overdoses. Non-fatal overdoses increased by 19 percent this year, Suffolk police said. Nassau County only released the number of non-fatal overdoses for 2020, which are up by eight percent this year, police said.
Research released this week by the California-based public health foundation Well Being Trust found that as many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide because of the pandemic unless access to mental health care and community support are improved.