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Analysis suggests states need to plan for second wave of COVID-19

Analysis suggests states need to plan for second wave of COVID-19

Health
May 1 (UPI) -- Leaders across the United States should plan for a worst-case scenario, second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including no vaccines or herd immunity, experts at the University of Minnesota said in an analysis published Friday. If the pandemic follows the pattern of the 1918-1919 Spanish flu, it likely to last up to two years and return as a more serious outbreak this fall and winter, researchers at the university's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy said. Humans lack natural immunity to the virus, and it is highly contagious -- and up to 70 percent of the U.S. population may need to develop immunity before spread slows naturally. That could take up to 18 to 24 months in the absence of a vaccine, the authors indicated. Governors in several states expressed th...
Coronavirus: Plea for public to get medical care when they need it

Coronavirus: Plea for public to get medical care when they need it

Health
People should seek medical care when they need it and not be put off by the coronavirus epidemic, say doctors, charities and the health service.Anyone who delays seeking treatment is putting their long-term health at risk, as well as their life, they warn.Half the usual number of people are going to A&E and treatment for heart attacks and strokes is down.Seeking medical help is one of the four reasons people can safely leave home, government guidance says.NHS England's medical director Stephen Powis said he was concerned by the reduced numbers."If you do have symptoms of stroke, chest pain and think it might be a heart attack, a sick child who is deteriorating, if you are a pregnant woman and the baby is not moving as much as it used to - it is import...
Phil Neville: England Women need ‘experienced manager’ to replace departing boss, says Rachel Brown-Finnis

Phil Neville: England Women need ‘experienced manager’ to replace departing boss, says Rachel Brown-Finnis

Sports
Phil Neville boosted the profile of women’s football but a more experienced manager is required to take England to the next level, says former Lionesses goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.Neville, 43, is to step down as England women’s manager next summer, though Brown-Finnis says he should leave now.She told BBC Sport: ”Stepping down now I think would be right thing to do. “He did have a brilliant effect on the profile of women’s football. But we need the next level now.”Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, Manchester United’s Casey Stoney and former United States coach Jill Ellis are among the names to be linked with the job.Brown-Finnis, who made 82 appearances for the Lionesses, says Hayes and Stoney may
Op-Ed: Advisors need to help clients get back to basics during this volatility

Op-Ed: Advisors need to help clients get back to basics during this volatility

Finance
Chad SpringerIt's obvious we are living in highly uncertain times.Markets are extremely volatile, and monetary and fiscal policies change from day to day. Most clients are extremely anxious, unsure of how the market is going to move and how those moves will impact their portfolios.While financial advisors must continue being proactive – helping clients maintain their financial well-being – the most effective advisors are managing their clients' emotional well-being, as well.Financial advisors who are proactive in their outreach, helping clients understand the markets and, most importantly, how and why the ongoing changes in valuations are relevant (or not) for their portfolios, are more likely to maintain the solid foundation of trust they've built with their clients.More from FA Playbook:
Coronavirus: ‘I need gowns, can I call Burberry?’ NHS trust boss asks

Coronavirus: ‘I need gowns, can I call Burberry?’ NHS trust boss asks

Health
The director of a large NHS trust has contacted the BBC asking for the phone numbers of Burberry and Barbour because he does not have enough gowns for his staff working on coronavirus wards.He said his trust had "less than 24 hours supply and [with the] weekend coming up" he was hugely concerned.The trust is in the south of England but the BBC is not naming it.The Department of Health said it was working "around the clock" to provide protective equipment where needed.For a number of weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and government ministers have said during press briefings and interviews that Burberry will begin making personal protective equipment (PPE) on behalf of the government as one of the answers to a critical shortage.B...