Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

An Inmate At Rikers Island Prison Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

An inmate at Rikers Island prison in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Daily News. A corrections officer tested positive for the virus earlier today. The officer worked at the entrance of the prison, and the virus was likely brought in from a visitor. The inmate’s positive result highlights a very real fear of the virus infiltrating the U.S. prison system. Rikers is currently home to around 10,000 prisoners on any given day. Including celebrity figures...

Amazon To Hire 100,000 People To Keep Up With Order Surge

Amazon reported on Monday afternoon that it is seeking to hire as many as 100,000 people across the United States in an effort to keep up with the massive demand it’s experienced in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak over the last week. The company previously warned its customers that it may face delivery delays or shortages on certain items due to supply chain issues. Things like toilet paper and essential home items have been sold out on the online retail platform for days, with...

Melania Trump Cancels White House Easter Egg Hunt Over Coronavirus

The White House has decided to cancel the annual Easter egg roll that was set to take place on the South Lawn on April 13th over concern for the Covid-19 outbreak. Per the guidelines issued over the weekend for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, all social gatherings over 50 people are being urged to cancel or reschedule for a period of at least 8 weeks. This cancellation marks yet another historical decision. The annual event has only been canceled on a small...

All 16 Of Steve Green’s Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Are Fake, Says D.C.’s Museum of the Bible

Washington DC’s Museum of the Bible, which was previously thought to have 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments, revealed in a 200-page report that it’s artifacts are forgeries in what will be thought as one of the most significant artifact scams in history. The museum revealed last year that five of its fragments were forgeries, but announced today that it has discovered the truth about the rest. The scrolls, had they been real, are the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible in existence, dating back...

These Tweets Show How Hard It Is To Get A Coronavirus Test In The United States

Access to the Coronavirus test was promised to Americans over a week ago, but today patients are still struggling to find a way to get tested in a pandemic that is becoming increasingly dangerous. Emergency rooms, hospitals, and clinics around the country are being barricaded with security. Patients are waiting hours in line for drive-up testing, only to be told that there are no tests available, all while President Trump assures the general public that the situation is under control....

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