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NBC News 21 May 2020

Trump Visits Michigan Ford Plant Making Ventilators For Coronavirus Patients


President Trump didn't wear a mask with reporters, despite the company's guidelines requiring them, but said he wore one during a private tour. Trump had touted his negative coronavirus test results earlier on Thursday.

Mr Gove says that the best analysis shows the rate of infection in the UK has been doubling every three to four days.

"These figures are a powerful reminder of the need for all of us to act," he says. "Strict social distancing measures have been put in place to restrict the spread of Covid-19."

The head of the NHS in England, Simon Stevens, tells the briefing there are currently 6,200 patients with coronavirus in hospital.

He says the NHS is "pulling out all the stops" to ensure they and those who will be hospitalised in future get the treatment they deserve.

An extra 33,000 beds are being created for coronavirus patients as part of an "extraordinary effort" to reconfigure the health service, he adds.

He confirms that there will be two new major Nightingale hospitals built on the sites of Birmingham's NEC and the Manchester conference centre.
While touring a Ford plant in Michigan Thursday, President Trump said the CDC would soon be releasing guidelines on reopening churches. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene join CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the president's comments and the rest of the day's political headlines.
The president toured a Ford plant that's building ventilators and maintained social distance but opted not to wear a mask.
Elyse Isopo, a nurse practitioner in the intensive care unit at North Shore University Hospital in New York, takes us through a day in her life as she treats coronavirus patients. She starts and ends each day by taking her temperature before caring for the hospital's sickest patients.

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