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300-500 staff needed for fanless EPL games

LONDON (AP) — At least 300 people will be required in Premier League stadiums even if games are played without fans when the coronavirus-halted season can resume, according to a West Ham executive.

The 20 EPL clubs held a conference call on Friday when the league said they agreed the objective remains to complete the season, with teams having up to 10 games each remaining.

The earliest the league can restart is June, with Britain in lockdown until at least the first week of May.

“Police officers will need to be at games even if they are behind closed doors, as some supporters will travel to the stadium, even if they cannot come in to watch,” West Ham vice chair Karren Brady wrote in her column in Saturday’s editions of The Sun newspaper. “But the police will want to ensure attending matches does not drain resources away from other matters.

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Covid-19 expanded telemedicine measures that we’ve needed for years

Covid-19 expanded telemedicine measures that we’ve needed for years

This week, the US federal government said it would lift restrictions on telemedicine services for seniors under Medicare. The new measures facilitate radical changes in the way medicine is delivered, enabling patients to access hospital-level medical care outside of hospitals—in schools, hotels, and homes.

This is an unprecedented move that should have happened years ago, and would have protected countless high-risk citizens from exposure to Covid-19. But it took a pandemic to spur the change. Now, the way healthcare is delivered will change significantly; and with it, the business of medicine.

We have the opportunity to mitigate the damage ahead by immediately designing new telehealth and telemedicine options. There’s no time to waste.

Nursing homes are a perfect storm for a virus like Covid-19 to spread.

 Covid-19 is the constraint that is now pushing the whole world to transform. Coronavirus got its devastating foothold in the US in part because

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Harsh Steps Are Needed to Stop the Coronavirus, Experts Say

Harsh Steps Are Needed to Stop the Coronavirus, Experts Say

Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, with furious efforts, the contagion can be brought to heel.

Whether they can keep it suppressed remains to be seen. But for the United States to repeat their successes will take extraordinary levels of coordination and money from the country’s leaders, and extraordinary levels of trust and cooperation from citizens.

There is a chance to stop the coronavirus. This contagion has a weakness.

Although there are incidents of rampant spread, as happened on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, the coronavirus more often infects clusters of family members, friends and work colleagues, said Dr. David L. Heymann, who chairs an expert panel advising the World Health Organization on emergencies.

No one is certain why the virus travels in this way, but experts see an opening nonetheless. “You can contain clusters,” Heymann

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I desperately needed a blood transfusion while delivering my daughter. As blood blanks face coronavirus-driven shortages, donating has never been more crucial.

I desperately needed a blood transfusion while delivering my daughter. As blood blanks face coronavirus-driven shortages, donating has never been more crucial.

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  • I recently learned firsthand the importance of donating blood when I had to have an emergency transfusion after the birth of my daughter.

  • The United States is suddenly facing a severe blood shortage amid the cancellation of tens of thousands of blood drives due to the coronavirus.

  • Healthy, eligible Americans can still give blood at donation centers across the country. Those who do are performing a critical civic duty, and making a real difference at a time when so many feel helpless.

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Four weeks ago, the delivery of my daughter turned nightmarish when I started to bleed in the recovery room. I was just beginning to get my bearings following an unplanned cesarean section when I felt a gush of blood, and then another. In an unusual complication, my uterus failed to contract.

In minutes, I was surrounded by a

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