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Uber employees have taken to an anonymous messaging app called Blind to confide in one another about company leadership amidst sexual harassment allegations and other issues that have recently plagued the company, according to TechCrunch.

The apps' user base at Uber has reportedly more than doubled to over 2,000 after a female ex-Uber engineer's claim of sexual harassment went viral last week. TechCrunch reports that Uber blocked access to the app within the company's wifi.

Why it matters: Rumors of tensions at the tech giant, particularly around rumors of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and CTO Thuan Pham's ignoring excusal harassment claims, could cause a mass exodus from the company. TechCrunch notes that a message was posted and quickly removed from the app claiming that 118 San Francisco employees were resigning.

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Food banks feel the strain without holiday volunteers

People wait in line at Food Bank Community Kitchen on Nov. 25 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City

America's food banks are sounding the alarm during this unprecedented holiday season.

The big picture: Soup kitchens and charities, usually brimming with holiday volunteers, are getting far less help.

6 hours ago - Health

AstraZeneca CEO: "We need to do an additional study" on COVID vaccine

Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said on Thursday the company is likely to start a new global trial to measure how effective its coronavirus vaccine is, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Following Phase 3 trials, Oxford and AstraZeneca said their vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses.

Updated 9 hours ago - Politics & Policy

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus cases rose 10% in the week before Thanksgiving.
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions.
  3. World: Expert says COVID vaccine likely won't be available in Africa until Q2 of 2021 — Europeans extend lockdowns.
  4. Economy: The winners and losers of the COVID holiday season.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.

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