COVID-19 Update: Some States see Continued Increases

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, or NBER, the U.S. is now officially in a recession, ending 128 straight months of economic growth. Gross domestic production dropped by 5 percent in the first quarter of 2020, and analysts predict that the drop in the second quarter is likely to be far worse. A tracking tool from the Atlanta Federal Reserve estimated a drop of nearly 54 percent for the quarter.
 

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COVID-19 Update: Nationwide Protest Raise Fear of COVID Spread

Mass protest gatherings in major cities and small towns alike across the country have raised fears of increased spread of COVID-19. Some of the hardest-hit cities like NY, LA, DC, and Boston saw the largest protest gatherings over the past week. 

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Security Update: Nationwide Unrest Continues Over Weekend of Violence

America is grappling with multiple major national crises, any of which on their own would be difficult to manage. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended American life and led to the worst unemployment in this country since the Great Depression. Over 40 million people out of work and millions more furloughed or otherwise economically impacted. Nationwide unrest and violent protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police have resulted in hundreds of arrests, millions of dollars of damage, and left many people wondering "where does America go from here?"

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Global Guardian Featured in Condé Nast Traveler

An April poll from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) found that 98 percent of its member companies had canceled international business trips, and 92 percent axed all or most domestic travel. But in a May follow-up poll, more than half the respondents said they plan to resume travel in the near future.

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COVID-19 Update: Unemployment Claims Pass 40 Million

New unemployment claims in the U.S. passed the 40 million mark since the pandemic took hold. Approximately 1 in 4 U.S. workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March. 

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Hong Kong's Autonomy Threatened by China

New Security Law Threatens Hong Kong's Autonomy

Last week  at China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), spokesman Zhang Yesui confirmed that the NPC will propose a national security law for Hong Kong. China’s parliament will draft the legislation directly into Hong Kong’s mini-constitution (Basic Law) bypassing the territory’s Legislative Council (LegCo).

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COVID-19 Update: Total Deaths Cross 100,000 Mark

  • More than 100,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Illinois top the list of total deaths. 
     

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COVID-19 Update: Jobless Claims Hit 38,600,000

  • According to the Department of Labor, 2.4 million people filed for new unemployment claims last week, bringing the pandemic-driven total to nearly 39 million over the last several months. Economists warn that the recovery may not be as quick as hoped.
     
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GLOBAL GUARDIAN PERFORMS 5 APPREHENSIONS IN ONE WEEK

Over the course of a week, the Global Guardian Asset Security team performed five apprehensions for one client at various construction and facility sites.

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COVID-19 Update: All 50 States Begin Reopening

  • As of today, all 50 states have begun to reopen on some level. Health officials are closely monitoring for spikes in new cases, but these may not be seen for 10-15 days after reopening.
     
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