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NBC News 22 May 2020

Recycling Workers Are Even More Vital During The Coronavirus Crisis

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Employees of San Francisco-based Recology know their job collecting recycling is even more dangerous during the coronavirus pandemic. They've seen an uptick in volume as Americans get their essentials delivered while staying home.


Many companies and lenders say they're willing to help out during the coronavirus pandemic, which forced millions of Americans out of work. One simple phone call could save you hundreds of dollars a month. NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle explains how.
Influencer and founder of WeWoreWhat, Danielle Bernstein joins Forbes' Alexandra Sternlicht in conversation for this episode of Ask The Expert where they discuss fashion, retail, launches, and managing a personal brand while under quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.

Forbes 'Ask The Expert' is a 10-20 minute talk show streamed on Instagram Live every weekday at 12:00 PM EST. Forbes editors will discuss the latest issues surrounding fears, myths, challenges and opportunities our world is facing from this pandemic and offer knowledgeable solutions and commentary. There will be a variety of guests with varying areas of expertise, and our community will be given the chance to engage via Q+A towards the end of the call. In addition to Youtube, these videos will also be distributed across Forbes' social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Former President George W. Bush on Saturday tweeted a video encouraging Americans to be their best selves during the coronavirus pandemic.

"We serve our neighbor by separating from them," Bush said in the video. "We cannot allow physical separation to become emotional isolation. This requires us to not only be compassionate but creative in our outreach."

He added, "Let us remember empathy and simple kindness are essential, powerful tools of national recovery. Even at an appropriate social distance, we can find the way to be present in the lives of others. ... In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We're human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God."


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People of faith around the world are turning to prayer during the Covid-19 pandemic. But why exactly do we pray? It turns out, prayer isn't just about religion.

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ABOUT BEFORE NOW, INCLUDING SOME LOCAL HEROES WHO COLLECT A
INCLUDING SOME LOCAL HEROES WHO COLLECT A VITAL AND DANGEROUS
HEROES WHO COLLECT A VITAL AND DANGEROUS CARGO.
VITAL AND DANGEROUS CARGO. LONG BEFORE THE SUN
CARGO. LONG BEFORE THE SUN COMES UP IN SAN
LONG BEFORE THE SUN COMES UP IN SAN FRANCISCO, ISRAEL IS
COMES UP IN SAN FRANCISCO, ISRAEL IS ALREADY BEHIND THE
FRANCISCO, ISRAEL IS ALREADY BEHIND THE WHEEL.
ALREADY BEHIND THE WHEEL. >> WE WANT TO MAKE
WHEEL. >> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE CITY GETS
>> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE CITY GETS CLEAN AND THAT’S A BIG
SURE THE CITY GETS CLEAN AND THAT’S A BIG DEAL FOR US.
CLEAN AND THAT’S A BIG DEAL FOR US. >> Reporter: HE AND
DEAL FOR US. >> Reporter: HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES MAKING
>> Reporter: HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES MAKING THE ROUNDS EVEN BEFORE
HIS COLLEAGUES MAKING THE ROUNDS EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THE
THE ROUNDS EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THE GOVERNMENT LABELED IT
THE PANDEMIC, THE GOVERNMENT LABELED IT ONE OF THE MOST
GOVERNMENT LABELED IT ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS.
ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS. NOW EVEN RISKIER.
DANGEROUS JOBS. NOW EVEN RISKIER. >> WE’RE NERVOUS.
NOW EVEN RISKIER. >> WE’RE NERVOUS. WE DIDN’T LET THIS
>> WE’RE NERVOUS. WE DIDN’T LET THIS PARALYZE US.
WE DIDN’T LET THIS PARALYZE US. THERE IS MORE RECYCLE.
PARALYZE US. THERE IS MORE RECYCLE. WE NEED THAT CARDBOARD
THERE IS MORE RECYCLE. WE NEED THAT CARDBOARD RIGHT NOW.
WE NEED THAT CARDBOARD RIGHT NOW. MANUFACTURERS NEED
RIGHT NOW. MANUFACTURERS NEED THAT TO SHIP ESSENTIAL
MANUFACTURERS NEED THAT TO SHIP ESSENTIAL ESSENTIALS
THAT TO SHIP ESSENTIAL ESSENTIALS ESSENTIALS.
ESSENTIALS ESSENTIALS. >> THE RESIDENTIAL
ESSENTIALS. >> THE RESIDENTIAL VOLUME HAS PICKED UP
>> THE RESIDENTIAL VOLUME HAS PICKED UP EXTREMELY BECAUSE YOU
VOLUME HAS PICKED UP EXTREMELY BECAUSE YOU HAVE PEOPLE ORDERING
EXTREMELY BECAUSE YOU HAVE PEOPLE ORDERING SO WE GETTING A LOT
HAVE PEOPLE ORDERING SO WE GETTING A LOT MORE CARDBOARD AND
SO WE GETTING A LOT MORE CARDBOARD AND PAPER RECYCLING.
MORE CARDBOARD AND PAPER RECYCLING. >> Reporter: IANA
PAPER RECYCLING. >> Reporter: IANA BANKS WORKS ON THE
>> Reporter: IANA BANKS WORKS ON THE SHORTING LINE.
BANKS WORKS ON THE SHORTING LINE. DO YOU CONSIDER WHAT
SHORTING LINE. DO YOU CONSIDER WHAT YOU DO TO BE
DO YOU CONSIDER WHAT YOU DO TO BE DANGEROUS?
YOU DO TO BE DANGEROUS? >> HEALTH WISE IT CAN
DANGEROUS? >> HEALTH WISE IT CAN BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE A
>> HEALTH WISE IT CAN BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE A LOT OF DIFFERENT
BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS COME THROUGH
LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS COME THROUGH THE RECYCLING AND WE
THINGS COME THROUGH THE RECYCLING AND WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL,
THE RECYCLING AND WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, LIKE SOMETIMES WE’LL
HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, LIKE SOMETIMES WE’LL GET LOOSE NEEDLES AND
LIKE SOMETIMES WE’LL GET LOOSE NEEDLES AND MAKE SURE THAT WE
GET LOOSE NEEDLES AND MAKE SURE THAT WE DON’T GET STUCK.
MAKE SURE THAT WE DON’T GET STUCK. >> Reporter: BECAUSE
DON’T GET STUCK. >> Reporter: BECAUSE IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN
>> Reporter: BECAUSE IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN SEE A NEEDLE, YOU
IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN SEE A NEEDLE, YOU CAN’T SEE CORONAVIRUS.
SEE A NEEDLE, YOU CAN’T SEE CORONAVIRUS. >> EXACTLY.
CAN’T SEE CORONAVIRUS. >> EXACTLY. SO WE DON’T EVEN KNOW
>> EXACTLY. SO WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT
SO WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT IN THIS CASE.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT IN THIS CASE. >> Reporter: THEIR
IN THIS CASE. >> Reporter: THEIR COMPANY HAS PUT IN
>> Reporter: THEIR COMPANY HAS PUT IN PLACE SAFEGUARDS LIKE
COMPANY HAS PUT IN PLACE SAFEGUARDS LIKE STAGGERED SHIFTS AND
PLACE SAFEGUARDS LIKE STAGGERED SHIFTS AND MORE PROTECTIVE GEAR.
STAGGERED SHIFTS AND MORE PROTECTIVE GEAR. >> WE’RE GOING UP
MORE PROTECTIVE GEAR. >> WE’RE GOING UP AGAINST THE
>> WE’RE GOING UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HEAD ON
AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HEAD ON JUST LIKE EVERYONE
CORONAVIRUS HEAD ON JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. >> Reporter: AND THEIR
ELSE. >> Reporter: AND THEIR WORK HAS NOT GONE
>> Reporter: AND THEIR WORK HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED.
WORK HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED. RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN
UNNOTICED. RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN LEAVING THANK YOU
RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN LEAVING THANK YOU NOTES LIKE THIS.
LEAVING THANK YOU NOTES LIKE THIS. >> AND THAT’S
NOTES LIKE THIS. >> AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’RE
>> AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’RE REALLY APPRECIATE AND
SOMETHING THAT WE’RE REALLY APPRECIATE AND TAKE IT TO OUR HEARTS.
REALLY APPRECIATE AND TAKE IT TO OUR HEARTS. THE CITY NEEDS US TO
TAKE IT TO OUR HEARTS. THE CITY NEEDS US TO BE HERE AND GET THE
THE CITY NEEDS US TO BE HERE AND GET THE JOB DONE AND WE’RE
BE HERE AND GET THE JOB DONE AND WE’RE VERY PROUD OF IT.
JOB DONE AND WE’RE VERY PROUD OF IT. >> Reporter: PROUD TO
VERY PROUD OF IT. >> Reporter: PROUD TO SERVE THEIR CITY ON
>> Reporter: PROUD TO SERVE THEIR CITY ON THE NEW FRONT LINES.
SERVE THEIR CITY ON THE NEW FRONT LINES. THE EPA IS URGING
THE NEW FRONT LINES. THE EPA IS URGING AMERICANS TO RECYCLE

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