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Coronavirus-related layoffs hit health tech startups

2 days ago   |   STAT

With the economy in freefall amid the coronavirus pandemic, some health tech startups have started to furlough and lay off workers. The cuts underscore that not even digital...
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Netherlands open to easy EU loans for health care, not the economy

2 days ago   |   Politico

Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said Tuesday the Dutch government supports easy loans from a European fund for governments to cover short-term medical costs but not...
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Europe has found a way to tackle the coronavirus outbreak - but that won't help when it hits developing nations

2 days ago   |   The Independent

The idea that the economy should be shut down to ease pressure on the health services may be a bad trade-off where the economy is already very fragile and hospitals overwhelmed...
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Coronavirus in Ireland LIVE: National Public Health Emergency Team to meet to discuss childcare for healthcare workers

Coronavirus in Ireland LIVE: National Public Health Emergency Team to meet to discuss childcare for healthcare workers

2 days ago   |   The Irish Sun   |   2 articles

THE National Public Health Emergency Team will meet today to discuss childcare provisions for healthcare workers. Creches and schools were closed last month, leaving many...
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WWE's Hulk Hogan claims coronavirus is act of God: ‘Maybe we don't need a vaccine'

WWE's Hulk Hogan claims coronavirus is act of God: ‘Maybe we don't need a vaccine'

2 days ago   |   Metro   |   2 articles

Hogan has had his say Hulk Hogan claimed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is an act of God - and even suggested the world may not need a vaccination. The outspoken WWE legend...
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Your money or your life? Coronavirus has sparked the latest culture war | Polly Toynbee

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

A growing chorus of voices on the right claims that the lockdown's threat to the economy is too high a price to pay • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus...
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An internal Pentagon plan from 2017 warned of a coronavirus outbreak - and a massive shortage of medical equipment

An internal Pentagon plan from 2017 warned of a coronavirus outbreak - and a massive shortage of medical equipment

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

An internal Pentagon document from 2017 warned of a health crisis like the novel coronavirus epidemic. The report, published by The Nation magazine, said the crisis would...
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More than 55,000 public health jobs were eliminated due to budget cuts after the 2008 financial crisis, leaving the US more vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak

More than 55,000 public health jobs were eliminated due to budget cuts after the 2008 financial crisis, leaving the US more vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

After the 2008 financial crisis, significant budget cuts to public health initiatives were made at the federal and state level. However, when the economy rebounded, funding to...
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Coronavirus is revealing how broken America's economy really is

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

We are told by everyone from the United Nations to Donald Trump that the US is a ‘developed' economy. The statistics suggest otherwise When Susan Finley developed flu-like...
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It's time to shake up government-press relations with a dose of reality

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

In the UK and US, coronavirus has put practices such as anonymous briefings in the spotlight Covid-19 is a chaotic disease which has upended the world's health systems...
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Labour councillor apologises after saying Boris Johnson in intensive care...

Labour councillor apologises after saying Boris Johnson in intensive care was 'publicity stunt' 

Julie Heselwood came under fire for comments she made about the Prime Minister's health after he was admitted into ICU at St Thomas's Hospital in London on Monday. Read more ...

Arjen Robben reveals his wife contracted coronavirus and 'had trouble breathing'

Arjen Robben reveals his wife contracted coronavirus and 'had trouble breathing'

The former Chelsea and Bayern Munich star opened up on the couple's health fright, and highlighted that Bernadien had struggled to recover from the virus over a sustained period. Read more ...

Dementia sufferer, 86, killed in hospital after breaking social distancing rules

Dementia sufferer, 86, killed in hospital after breaking social distancing rules

Janie Marshall's death at the hands of another patient at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, New York, is an example of the anxiety, fear and disorder... Read more ...

Jason Manford ‘broke down in tears' over coronavirus fears as tour cancelled

Jason Manford ‘broke down in tears' over coronavirus fears as tour cancelled

Jason Manford teared up over worries amid the coronavirus pandemic Jason Manford joked he can't afford to pay his mortgage, following the coronavirus pandemic. The 38-year-old... Read more ...

Drive-through coronavirus testing centre set to open in Aberdeen

Drive-through coronavirus testing centre set to open in Aberdeen

A drive-through coronavirus testing centre is to open in Aberdeen within days as local efforts to stem the spread of the disease approach “full tilt”. NHS Grampian says its... Read more ...

Mike Pence is blocking health officials from going on CNN to pressure the...

Mike Pence is blocking health officials from going on CNN to pressure the network to air Trump's full coronavirus briefings

Vice President Mike Pence is blocking the country's top public health officials from appearing on CNN in an effort to pressure the network to air the White House coronavirus... Read more ...

Boris Johnson health update: Prime Minister 'continues to improve' in...

Boris Johnson health update: Prime Minister 'continues to improve' in intensive care

BORIS JOHNSON'S health "continues to improve" No10 has confirmed as the Prime Minister remains in intensive care with coronavirus. Read more ...

One underlying health condition raises risk of intensive care or death with...

One underlying health condition raises risk of intensive care or death with coronavirus by 80%

Overall, 20 per cent of patients in hospital with COVID-19 who had a health condition ended up either in ICU, needing ventilation or dying compared to five per cent of healthy... Read more ...

Obesity and coronavirus - are obese people more at risk from Covid-19?

Obesity and coronavirus - are obese people more at risk from Covid-19?

MORE than 1.5 million Brits are at high risk if they catch coronavirus, including the over 70s and those who are suffering from one of the underlying health conditions outlined... Read more ...

Boris Johnson in 'good spirits' in hospital as lockdown restrictions continue

Boris Johnson in 'good spirits' in hospital as lockdown restrictions continue

In a 1pm update on the Prime Minister's health his spokesman said: “The PM had a good night". Read more ...