Monday, April 17, 2023

Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten to be Grilled on COVID Closings; Purell Hand Sanitizer Looks for a Buyer Amid Falling Demand, and other C-Virus related stories

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Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten to be grilled on COVID closings:
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten will appear before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic later this month — setting up a showdown over her support for keeping classrooms closed long after most parents and lawmakers insisted they reopen.
A committee spokeswoman confirmed to The Post Tuesday that Weingarten will be the star witness at the panel’s April 26 hearing, titled “The Consequences of School Closures.” The 65-year-old’s appearance was first reported by The Hill.
The hearing comes almost exactly two years after The Post revealed that Weingarten coordinated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its school-reopening guidance released in February 2021, even suggesting certain language that was included in the final text of the CDC document.
“Keeping America’s children in schools should have been the top priority of every governmental organization, school district, and teachers union across our country,” subcommittee Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) told The Post.
“Even after data confirmed that the ‘science’ did not justify prolonged school closures, Ms. Weingarten and AFT fought to keep our children away from a healthy and successful learning environment by influencing CDC school reopening guidance,” he added. --->READ MORE HERE
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Purell Hand Sanitizer looks for a buyer amid falling demand
The maker of Purell hand sanitizer is looking to clean up with a potential sale of the popular product as overall demand for cleaners plummets following the pandemic.
Ohio-based company Gojo Industries has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. to run an auction, according to sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The family-owned company, which has an annual sales of about $1 billion, could potentially be valued at roughly $3 billion, sources told the Journal.
“Because of our many strengths, others have always been interested in buying the company — there is nothing new to report,” Gojo spokeswoman Samantha Williams told The Post on Thursday.
Gojo Industries saw a surge in demand during the pandemic as consumers cleared store shelves to protect against infection. In 2018, the company had generated $370 million in revenue, according to market-research firm IBISWorld.
Invented by Gojo in 1988, the family sold the brand in 2004. --->READ MORE HERE
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