Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson in Mother's Day warning amid concern for NHS | BBC News |

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing in Downing Street, London, on coronavirus (COVID-19) as he ordered pubs and restaurants across the country to close tonight as the Government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.Image copyrightPA MEDIA

Boris Johnson has warned the NHS could be "overwhelmed" if people do not act to slow the "accelerating" spread of coronavirus, as he urged the UK not to visit loved ones on Mother's Day.

The PM called on the public to join a "heroic and collective national effort" and follow social distancing advice.
The number of people who have died in the UK with coronavirus rose to 233 on Saturday, as cases topped 5,000.

It comes as NHS England plans to write to 1.5 million people most at risk.

Those at-risk people will receive letters or text messages strongly advising them not to go out for 12 weeks to protect themselves, the government said. They include people who have received organ transplants, are living with severe respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis or specific cancers, such as blood or bone marrow

Coronavirus news - live: NHS could be 'overwhelmed' by pandemic, warns PM, as military set to help deliver supplies to vulnerable | The Independent |

Related reading ...

Don't Leave Me Behind | The Green Amsterdammer - 2013 |

    In 2013, according to the Secretary of Health Van Rijn, around € 27 billion was spent on 800,000 people in long-term care through the General Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ) - and that expenditure rose by 4.5 percent annually. That increase had to be stopped.

A worthwhile read ... Rutte has done his best to benefit electorally to split the nation in a generation gap.

The young generation running corporate The Netherlands have long despised the older generation because of their fortunate period of economic wealth and profiting from the state pension benefits.

by Oui on Sun Mar 22nd, 2020 at 11:12:58 AM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series