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By streamlining invoicing and expense-reporting processes, state and local governments can prove themselves technologically adept, ease employee frustrations and ultimately, support productivity gains that drive worker satisfaction.
The CDC found that in Mecklenburg County, just 77% of patients could be reached after testing positive for Covid-19. Contact information for those peoples’ recent contacts was provided only 52% of the time.
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Critical infrastructure systems depend upon computer-based controls, software, and data communication to operate. As these systems have become increasingly pervasive and interconnected, they’ve also become more vulnerable.
More people died from March through July this year than the average of the same five months during the previous three years. Those "excess" deaths, which might be linked to undiagnosed Covid, were concentrated in communities of color.
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The three cities were flagged for “permitting anarchy, violence and destruction” as part of the Trump administration’s bid to cut funding to cities where recent protests over racial injustice and police brutality have occurred.