As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed

As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed

As confirmed cases of the coronavirus reach their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, hospitals across the country are reporting a critical staff shortage. And these shortages could only get worse in the weeks to come, as thousands of 1 million Americans were diagnosed with Covid-19 last week begin to require hospitalization. According … Read more

The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

VIENNA — “I have never seen an emergency room so crowded with very, very sick patients,” recalls Annalisa Malara, a doctor at Codogno Hospital in Lombardy, Italy. “We were literally overwhelmed by the number.” That was late February, when Malara diagnosed Italy’s first case of locally transmitted Covid-19. An emotionally wrenching marathon of hospital shifts … Read more

Impersonation scam reports surge as criminals exploit Covid-19 crisis

Impersonation scam reports surge as criminals exploit Covid-19 crisis

Reports of impersonation scams have surged by 84% as criminal gangs have exploited the Covid-19 crisis to commit fraud, according to a trade association. Nearly 15,000 impersonation scam cases were reported by UK Finance members between January and June 2020, an 84% increase compared with the first half of 2019. Among these, more than 8,220 … Read more

Key Reasons Why Ripple (XRP) Price Could Surge Past $0.25

Ripple (XRP)

Ripple is recovering above the $0.2450 resistance against the US Dollar. The current technical structure suggests XRP price is likely to surge above $0.2500 and $0.2550. Ripple is slowly gaining bullish momentum above the $0.2450 resistance against the US dollar. The price is trading near the $0.2500 resistance, but it is above the 100 hourly … Read more

Birmingham Covid-19 test fears after surge in demand

Birmingham Covid-19 test fears after surge in demand

A leading professor in Birmingham has slammed the way testing is taking place in the country and says there are “underlying issues”. This comes after there has been a massive demand for tests, leading professors and other medical professionals to speak out. Professor Alan McNally, director of the institute of microbiology and infection at the … Read more

Eat Out To Help Out may have driven Covid surge, new figures show

Eat Out To Help Out may have driven Covid surge, new figures show

England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less than two weeks after the end of the government’s half-a-billion-pound scheme to get people to eat out in restaurants. Depending on how things go, we may look back on this scheme as the first step towards a … Read more

Live as Matt Hancock announces response to coronavirus surge in UK

Live as Matt Hancock announces response to coronavirus surge in UK

England’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock is making a statement to the House of Commons after a surge in the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the UK. Sky News has reported the Government will bring in new national lockdown rules – such as a crackdown on the number of people who can gather. Local … Read more

Summer sales surge brings unexpected profits' joy for Primark owner

Coronavirus lockdown rules - all the things that have changed today

The owner of Primark has said a surge in summer sales has put the company on track to top its profits forecast after reopening stores following the coronavirus lockdown. Associated British Foods (ABF) told investors that sales at Primark stores have been “reassuring and encouraging” since they welcomed customers back in June. The consumer group … Read more

Young women being conned by fake sugar daddies as scams surge during lockdown

Young women being conned by fake sugar daddies as scams surge during lockdown

Increasing numbers of young women are being scammed by fake sugar daddies on escort websites, it’s been revealed. Platforms such as Seeking Arrangements allow people to connect with others interested in pursuing a “sugar baby” financial relationship, in which one partner (usually an older man) pays another (usually a younger woman) for dates, companionship and … Read more