This also raises questions over how the supply could be ramped up and sent to the city so quickly on this occasion, when New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have both repeatedly urged the federal government to send more medical and protective equipment to the nation's coronavirus epicenter. … [Read more...] about NYPD is forced to BEG the government for masks after 1,400 officers are struck down with coronavirus – while the White House dubs its response ‘Operation Blue Bloods’ and then BOASTS about it in a press conference
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Defense: $10.5 billion for Defense Department, including $1.5 billion to nearly triple the 4,300 beds currently in military hospitals; $1.4 billion for states to deploy up to 20,000 members of National Guard for six months; $1 billion under Defense Production Act to help private industry boost production of medical gear. Money cannot be used to build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along Mexican border. … [Read more...] about ‘You WILL get your checks in weeks NOT months.’ Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin pledges $1,200 bailout payments will start in TWO WEEKS and promises website for small business loans WILL work
But the Navy's claims are being treated with skepticism by at least one parent of a sailor on board the Roosevelt, who told Foreign Policy that hundreds of troops were being quarantined and checked for high temperatures and that the military was not doing enough to keep them safe at the time the letter was sent. … [Read more...] about Emotional moment USS Theodore Roosevelt captain is given raucous send-off by his crew after he is FIRED for sounding alarm about coronavirus outbreak in leaked letter – as sailors are moved into Guam hotels to the anger of locals
China’s neighbours have watched with growing alarm as Beijing has used maritime vessels, often setting out from Hainan, to harass and intimidate the far smaller rival claimants whose littoral territories both enclose the South China Sea and lend it definition. Recently, for example, China sent a large flotilla of ships close to the shores of Vietnam as it deployed a billion-dollar oil rig that an official of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation described as “our national mobile territory”, while it made a show of prospecting for crude in deep water. As it did so, China kept a collection of much smaller, protesting Vietnamese vessels at bay by blasting them with massive water cannons powerful enough to sink many ships. At other locations, not far away, Chinese ships have intercepted vessels from the Philippines – sometimes by deliberately ramming them – to stop them from resupplying troops who guard disputed coral reefs that lie several times closer … [Read more...] about What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea?
How coronavirus has affected airlines in the UK over the past month Flybe: Europe's largest regional airline collapsed on March 5 after months on the brink, triggering 2,400 job losses and left around 15,000 passengers stranded across the UK and Europe. Flybe's owners, a consortium including Virgin Atlantic, the Stobart Group and hedge fund firm Cyrus Capital, blamed coronavirus for hastening the ailing airline's collapse. Flybe operated up to 50 UK routes, accounting for 40 per cent of all domestic flights, and was used by 9.5million passengers a year. … [Read more...] about British Airways scraps its dividend and furloughs over 30,000 staff on 80 per cent pay in desperate bid to survive the worst crisis in its history