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MSNBC 6 Apr 2020

Boris Johnson Moving To Intensive Care 'Wake Up Call' For Trump

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The New York Times' Peter Baker says that to have "the one foreign leader [Trump] considers to be a friend, Boris Johnson, suddenly now in the ICU ... has to be a wake up call for him." Aired on 4/6/2020.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", Downing Street has said.

Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", a spokesman added.

The prime minister, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday.

The spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving "excellent care".

A statement read: "Since Sunday evening, the prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

"Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital."
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London after his coronavirus symptoms deteriorated. Mr Johson was admitted to hospital last night. His office said his condition then worsened and on the advice of his medical team he was moved to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, reserved for the most seriously ill patients. The Prime Minister tested positive for the disease 10 days ago and has been suffering persistent symptoms including a cough and a high temperature. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Political Correspondent Vicki Young and Health Editor Hugh Pym.
Boris Johnson moved to intensive care: World leaders have wished the UK's Prime Minister Johnson a speedy recovery after he was moved to the ICU at a London hospital.
Briitish PM Boris Johnson was taken into an intensive care unit for coronavirus, his office announced Monday. He had tested positive in March and was hospitalized Sunday for exhibiting symptoms for more than 10 days. Keir Simmons has the latest. Aired on 4/7/2020.

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BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY. COULD THEY TAKE ANOTHER HARD
COULD THEY TAKE ANOTHER HARD LOOK AT PROTOCOLS IN THE COMING
LOOK AT PROTOCOLS IN THE COMING DAYS, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN.
DAYS, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. BUT THEY INSIST THEY FEEL
BUT THEY INSIST THEY FEEL CONFIDENT IN WHAT THEY HAVE.
CONFIDENT IN WHAT THEY HAVE. >> PETER BAKER, WE KEEP GETTING
>> PETER BAKER, WE KEEP GETTING EVIDENCE THAT THIS VIRUS IS
EVIDENCE THAT THIS VIRUS IS INDISCRIMINATE AND DOESN’T CARE
INDISCRIMINATE AND DOESN’T CARE WHO YOU ARE.
WHO YOU ARE. WHAT WE SEE NOW IS THAT IT HAS
WHAT WE SEE NOW IS THAT IT HAS CHANGED THE POWER DYNAMIC OF A
CHANGED THE POWER DYNAMIC OF A MAJOR NATION.
MAJOR NATION. THE UK’S PRIME MINISTER IS NOW
THE UK’S PRIME MINISTER IS NOW IN THE ICU.
IN THE ICU. THAT MEANS HE CANNOT RUN THE
THAT MEANS HE CANNOT RUN THE COUNTRY WHILE HE’S THIS.
COUNTRY WHILE HE’S THIS. HE DIDN’T TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY
HE DIDN’T TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY FOR MANY WEEKS LEADING UP TO
FOR MANY WEEKS LEADING UP TO THIS POINT.
THIS POINT. IT WAS ONLY A LATE START.
IT WAS ONLY A LATE START. HE’S BEEN CRITICIZED FOR IT.
HE’S BEEN CRITICIZED FOR IT. THE PRESIDENT ALSO DIDN’T TAKE
THE PRESIDENT ALSO DIDN’T TAKE THE THREAT OF THIS VIRUS
THE THREAT OF THIS VIRUS SERIOUSLY UNTIL WAY LATE IN THE
SERIOUSLY UNTIL WAY LATE IN THE GAME.
GAME. NOW THERE’S BEEN A TON OF
NOW THERE’S BEEN A TON OF REPORTING ABOUT ALL THE WARNINGS
REPORTING ABOUT ALL THE WARNINGS THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE
THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND GIVEN TO THE
ADMINISTRATION AND GIVEN TO THE PRESIDENT THAT WERE NOT HEEDED.
PRESIDENT THAT WERE NOT HEEDED. TELL ME ABOUT WHAT WE’RE
TELL ME ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LEARNING ABOUT THE TIME WASTED
LEARNING ABOUT THE TIME WASTED UP UNTIL THE VIRUS HAD ALREADY
UP UNTIL THE VIRUS HAD ALREADY SPREAD.
SPREAD. >> THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION.
>> THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. BORIS JOHNSON ISN’T IS THE ONLY
BORIS JOHNSON ISN’T IS THE ONLY FOREIGN LEADER CURRENTLY TO BE
FOREIGN LEADER CURRENTLY TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS.
AFFECTED BY THIS. OTHERS HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED
OTHERS HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED INCLUDING ANGELA MERKEL OF
INCLUDING ANGELA MERKEL OF GERMANY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU OF
GERMANY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU OF CANADA.
CANADA. TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT’S FRIEND,
TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT’S FRIEND, THE ONE FOREIGN LEADER TO BE
THE ONE FOREIGN LEADER TO BE CONSIDERED A FRIEND NOW IN THE
CONSIDERED A FRIEND NOW IN THE ICU, MUCH MORE SERIOUS TURN OF
ICU, MUCH MORE SERIOUS TURN OF EVENTS HAS TO BE A WAKEUP CALL
EVENTS HAS TO BE A WAKEUP CALL FOR HIM.
FOR HIM. IT TOOK WEEKS FOR THE PRESIDENT
IT TOOK WEEKS FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BEGIN ACTING MORE
TO BEGIN ACTING MORE AGGRESSIVELY ABOUT THIS.
AGGRESSIVELY ABOUT THIS. IT’S BEEN WELL CHRONICLE EDD SAY
IT’S BEEN WELL CHRONICLE EDD SAY IT WOULD GO AWAY.
IT WOULD GO AWAY. PRESSURE DAYS AND WEEKS WENT BY
PRESSURE DAYS AND WEEKS WENT BY IN TERMS OF NOT GETTING THE TEST
IN TERMS OF NOT GETTING THE TEST KIT CANS OUT TO PEOPLE A AT THE
KIT CANS OUT TO PEOPLE A AT THE RATE THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SAID
RATE THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SAID THEY WOULD BE OUT.
THEY WOULD BE OUT. I WAS WITH HIM AT THE CDC.
I WAS WITH HIM AT THE CDC. ANYBODY WHO WANTS A TEST CAN GET
ANYBODY WHO WANTS A TEST CAN GET A TEST.
A TEST. I’M NOT SURE THAT’S TRUE TODAY.
I’M NOT SURE THAT’S TRUE TODAY. AND OBVIOUSLY, IN TERMS OF
AND OBVIOUSLY, IN TERMS OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, MASKS,
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, MASKS, VENTILATORS, ALL OF THAT HAS
VENTILATORS, ALL OF THAT HAS BEEN RAMPED UP A LOT IN THE LAST

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