Top Headlines: Auburn’s COVID-19 study, Huntsville’s new ‘painless’ Covid test

Lighthizer meets with industrial leaders in Vance
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with Gov. Kay Ivey and a group of business leaders at the Mercedes-Benz complex in Vance on Friday. Lighthizer is the federal government’s top trade negotiator. – Made in Alabama 

Auburn studying COVID-19 in poor communities
Auburn University is conducting research in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi about how the pandemic is affecting poor communities. The study came out of a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. – New Orleans City Business 

Huntsville company has ‘easy and painless’ COVID-19 test
Kailos Genetics in Huntsville has announced a new coronavirus test that uses saliva collection rather than nasal swabs, making the test “easy and painless,” the company says. The test will launch at Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville and Huntingdon College in Montgomery.  –

Shipt workers demonstrate in Birmingham
A group of workers from the Birmingham-based grocery delivery company Shipt protested Sunday for better pay. They say that over-hiring furing the pandemic has led to fewer orders for current workers.  – WBRC-6

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