Forbes 1 May 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Exposes A Dangerous Law Putting Patients At Risk - Steve Forbes


Steve Forbes on why the pandemic should be a wake-up call to state policymakers to repeal the Certificate of Need laws, or "CONs", before patients pay a steeper price and our healthcare system suffers.

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Leading health organisations -- including the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine -- have repeated their warning that a lack of protective clothing is putting lives at risk. They have called for a clear strategy from the government to ensure a sustained supply.

An RAF aircraft has flown to Turkey to collect a shipment of 400,000 clinical gowns although it's still not clear when they will arrive in the UK.

Public Health England has admitted the lack of PPE is a concern.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Health Editor Hugh Pym.
Some states begin reopening nonessential shops and restaurants, and a new executive order from President Donald Trump requires meat processing plants to keep operating. But without a real federal testing strategy or the leadership to ensure coronavirus safety guidelines are followed, the workers who keep those businesses going could be risking their health, say union leaders and occupational safety experts. Aired on 4/29/2020.
The Chinese city of Wuhan where Covid-19 first emerged has allowed people to leave the area for the first time since it went into lockdown in January. Those with a "green" code on a widely-used smartphone health app now have permission to leave the city. Meanwhile the head of the UK's biggest lending bank has been defending its response to the coronavirus crisis. Alison Rose, the chief executive of Natwest Group, has said it is helping to support businesses in the face of huge demand from customers. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from China Correspondent John Sudworth in Beijing and Business Editor Simon Jack.
Italy's prime minister warns the coronavirus crisis could lead to the collapse of the European Union. This comes as the number cases and deaths in Italy are finally beginning to fall. There is also new evidence suggesting the outbreak in New York may have been fueled by travelers from Europe. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay joins CBSN from Rome with the latest developments.

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