Trump says the US Navy hospital ship in New York City may soon be used to treat coronavirus patients

The US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which is docked off the coast of Manhattan, may soon start taking in coronavirus patients. The 1,000-bed ship was deployed to New York last month to ease the burden on other healthcare facilities as they treat patients with COVID-19. But the ship had only filled around 2% of its beds as of last week. Speaking at a White House press briefing on Sunday, Trump said the ship would be used to treat coronavirus patients if needed. “That was not supposed to be about the virus at all, under any circumstances,” Trump said of the ship. “But it looks like, more and more, we’re… Read More

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‘Shrugging off the pessimism’: Stocks rally on early signs that lockdowns are working against coronavirus

Global stocks jumped on Monday as lockdowns in several novel coronavirus hotspots appeared to be slowing the pandemic’s spread. Italy suffered its fewest deaths in more than two weeks, while death tolls in France and Spain fell to multi-day lows. “We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel,” President Donald Trump said on Sunday, although he warned of a “horrific” number of deaths in the coming days and weeks. “Policymakers need to be immensely vigilant and careful” about easing containment measures, one analyst said, or they risk a second wave of infections that prolongs the economic downturn. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Global stocks surged… Read More

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Coronavirus: how does the traffic light exit strategy work?

Description Police officers on patrol outside the new emergency NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCeL London Credits Hollie Adams/Getty Images Alt Text police coronavirus New report by PM’s former adviser backs phased return to normal life after lockdown In Depth James Ashford Monday, April 6, 2020 – 10:48am A new exit strategy from the UK’s coronavirus lockdown has been put forward by Boris Johnson’s former chief economic adviser. See related F1: introducing McLaren’s new driver… #BaldoNorris F1: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the sport’s ‘only two stars’, says Flavio Briatore Gerard Lyons – who served under Johnson when the now prime minister was mayor of London – and fellow economist… Read More

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Check out the pitch deck that London fintech Yapily used to raise $13 million in funding from Lakestar despite coronavirus

London-based fintech Yapily has raised $13 million from Lakestar to help the company continue its personnel and geographic growth. The company sells its open banking API into Fortune 500 companies as well as high growth fintech companies in the UK like GoCardless. “Doing a funding round in normal situation is stressful and challenging but at this time it’s even more so,” Stefano Vacinno CEO of Yapily. “Lakestar understand this market well and have been following us for a while.” Click here for more BI Prime stories. London-based fintech Yapily has raised $13 million from Lakestar to help the company continue its personnel and geographic growth. The company sells its open… Read More

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Who is Dominic Raab? What we know about Boris Johnson’s ‘designated survivor’ as prime minister

Boris Johnson has been hospitalised after experiencing “persistent symptoms” of the coronavirus. As First Secretary of State, Raab will deputise for the prime minister while Johnson is in hospital Raab is a controversial figure both inside and outside the UK government. The news that Raab would deputise for Johnson was received like “a cup of cold sick” by his cabinet rivals, according to one report. Raab has caused controversy with his political views and comments about women. Colleagues believe he lacks the emotional intelligence required for the role, with some rivals keen to assume his position as Johnson’s deputy. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The news that Boris… Read More

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Kyle Walker: sex party could cost Man City star £250,000

Description Manchester City defender Kyle Walker Credits Stu Forster/Getty Images Alt Text Manchester City defender Kyle Walker City will conduct an internal disciplinary procedure into defender’s actions One-Minute Read Monday, April 6, 2020 – 8:42am In the war of words that has broken out in English football one thing is for certain: the players are losing the public relations battle and sympathy from the public is running short. See related Today’s back pages: Liverpool slammed for furlough move as football’s civil war rages on It’s not so much the ongoing row about pay cuts – although that is becoming increasingly distasteful as coronavirus continues to cut a deadly swathe across… Read More

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Coronavirus: are governments really listening to ‘the science’?

Description Health Secretary Matt Hancock attends the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCel London Credits Leon Neal/Getty Images Alt Text Matt Hancock Scientific knowledge is often irrelevant to policy making, argues Nottingham professor In Depth Monday, April 6, 2020 – 8:27am Reiner Grundmann, Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Nottingham, looks at how far decisions on coronavirus are really being led by science in an article originally written for The Conversation. The UK government has consistently argued that its approach to the Covid-19 epidemic follows the best scientific knowledge available. To the average person, it sounds reassuring. But it relies on the widespread belief… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The company said it plans to ship one million face shields per week. People across the UK are burning cellphone masts in the baseless belief that 5G is linked to the coronavirus. A cellphone mast in Birmingham, England, is believed to have been set ablaze by anti-5G arsonists, and telecommunications engineers have been abused in the street by people who believe in the theory. The New York City Department of Education is banning Zoom just weeks after students and teachers… Read More

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Today’s back pages: Liverpool slammed for furlough move as football’s civil war rages on

Description The Shankly gates outside Liverpool’s Anfield stadium Credits Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Alt Text The Shankly gates outside Liverpool’s Anfield stadium A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 6 April One-Minute Read Monday, April 6, 2020 – 7:54am Civil war rages on One story dominates the back pages and that is the increasingly ugly civil war that is raging within the top flight of English football. See related Premier League clubs to consult players over 30% pay cut and season will not resume at start of May “Revolt” is the single word headline in the Daily Mirror, below headshots of all 20 Premier League captains. The paper… Read More

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Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for the coronavirus. Here’s what happens if he becomes too ill to remain prime minister

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital, ten days after testing positive for COVID-19 after experiencing “persistent symptoms of coronavirus.” Johnson continues to exhibit a high temperature and will undergo tests in hospital, Downing Street indicated. Aides have reportedly become “increasingly worried” about his health in recent days. The UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will deputise for him at an emergency UK government coronavirus meeting on Monday. However, Downing Street insists that Johnson remains in charge and in communication with colleagues. Here’s the plan for what happens if Johnson becomes too ill from the coronavirus to remain in the job. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.… Read More

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