Tag Archives: Disaster

Coming Out of Retirement During a Pandemic

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hearing about healthcare provider shortages on a daily basis, and these staffing crunches could get much worse. Retired nurses and advanced practice providers may want to help their former colleagues cope with the waves of sick patients pouring into the healthcare system. The …

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Clinicians Petition Government for National Quarantine

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 18, 2020 — Clinicians across the United States are petitioning the federal government to follow the lead of South Korea, China, and other nations by imposing an immediate nationwide quarantine to slow the inevitable spread of COVID-19. Without federal action, the …

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Some of Us Will Die

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — “I have to remind the American doctor that life is changing.… It’s not a normal life. It’s a #COVID19 life. It’s a pandemic life.” With these words, spoken March 18, during a joint webinar of the Chinese Cardiac Society and the American …

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Beware sporting disaster capitalists not letting this crisis go to waste | Sport

West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady with players and staff.

You may have heard about the 13‑year‑old schoolboy from Leeds called Oliver Cooper who, it has been reported, was sent home after selling precious squirts of hand sanitiser for 50p each. Cooper’s scheme was rumbled when he recklessly tried to sell a squirt to one of his teachers, although not …

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States and White House consider disaster declaration to deal with coronavirus outbreak

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As of Wednesday afternoon, no governors from the states most affected by the coronavirus appear to have made a request. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in conjunction with Sens. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington state, and Gary Peters of Michigan, sent a letter asking Trump to “immediately” consider …

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