Government keen to get people back into work after surge in unemployment claims due to coronavirus

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefits soared to the highest level since 1996 in April as the coronavirus lockdown devastated the UK labour market. Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey today spoke as the ONS revealed the number of unemployed people had increased by 50,000 to 1.35 million in the first quarter. Get the … Read more Government keen to get people back into work after surge in unemployment claims due to coronavirus

Fauci Says U.S. Virus Death Toll Is Likely Higher Than Reported

May.14 — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus is “almost certainly” higher than the number currently being reported. He answers a question from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Fauci spoke remotely yesterday at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Health, … Read more Fauci Says U.S. Virus Death Toll Is Likely Higher Than Reported

Dr. Fauci Says the Coronavirfus Is Not Under Control

May.14 — The top U.S. infectious disease expert says the country does not yet have the coronavirus completely under control. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, answers a question from Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. He spoke remotely yesterday at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, … Read more Dr. Fauci Says the Coronavirfus Is Not Under Control

Fauci testifies to senate on reopening of schools and businesses – watch live

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield testify to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on plans to reopen schools and businesses amid the novel coronavirus. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Global updates … Read more Fauci testifies to senate on reopening of schools and businesses – watch live

Fauci Is Concerned About Communities Jumping Over Checkpoints and Reopening Early

May.12 — Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells lawmakers he’s worried about communities that don’t follow federal guidelines about when to reopen their economies. He speaks remotely at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Bloomberg YouTube Channel

It would be ‘ageist’ to extend COVID-19 lockdown for UK’s elderly

Forcing older people to stay home as the lockdown is lifted for everyone else would be ‘discriminatory’, says Baroness Altmann. The former pensions minister dismisses the idea that requiring elderly people to self-isolate for a longer period would protect them, saying ‘a healthy 70-year-old is less of a risk’ going out than ‘an unhealthy 40-year-old’. … Read more It would be ‘ageist’ to extend COVID-19 lockdown for UK’s elderly

Policy brief on older persons & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Reem Abaza, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. Highlights: SG/older persons SG/workers WHO/flights Central African Republic Libya Kenya Cameroon South Africa COVID/refugees Sudan Ukraine UNIFIL Ozone layer World Press Freedom Day Somalia former SRSG SECRETARY-GENERAL’S POLICY BRIEF ON OLDER … Read more Policy brief on older persons & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 May 2020)

UN chief on the Launch of the Policy Brief on Older Persons and COVID-19

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on the Launch of the Policy Brief on Older Persons The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. The fatality rate for older people is higher overall, and for those over 80, it is five times the global average. Beyond its immediate health … Read more UN chief on the Launch of the Policy Brief on Older Persons and COVID-19

Piers Clashes with Minister over Coronavirus Deaths | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey appears on the show to discuss the latest developments with the coronavirus including the increasing number of NHS staff deaths. Piers and Susanna ask the minister how many people have died outside of the hospital because of the disease. Broadcast on 14/04/2020 Like, follow … Read more Piers Clashes with Minister over Coronavirus Deaths | Good Morning Britain

Coronavirus: Almost one million people apply for Universal Credit in two weeks | ITV News

Almost 950,000 people have applied for Universal Credit in the past two weeks following the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said it had seen a huge uptake in benefits claims since March 16, up from around 100,000 in a normal two-week period. Around a quarter, 70,000 out of … Read more Coronavirus: Almost one million people apply for Universal Credit in two weeks | ITV News

Budget 2020: what it means for your money | FT

FT personal finance editor Claer Barrett looks at the key takeaways from chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget, from coronavirus to property, pensions to booze. See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132 ► Check out our Community tab for more stories or to suggest videos. ► … Read more Budget 2020: what it means for your money | FT

Stop denying us support, bereaved families urge ministers | ITV News

A widowed father who took the government to court over his children’s right to receive bereavement support has told ITV News his children are being discriminated against because he and his partner were not married. Kevin Simpson brought the case against the Department for Work and Pensions in February over his family’s right to receive … Read more Stop denying us support, bereaved families urge ministers | ITV News

Congo protests against unpaid pensions as gov’t debt balloons

Former telecoms and postal workers in the Republic of Congo say the government is unable to pay them what they are owed. Money they paid into their pension funds each month has disappeared. The country has nearly gone bankrupt three times in the past 20 years and has been repeatedly bailed out by the International … Read more Congo protests against unpaid pensions as gov’t debt balloons

WATCH LIVE: CDC officials, Fauci grilled in Senate hearing on coronavirus outbreak

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases, and Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions on the coronavirus outbreak. Read more: https://wapo.st/2TlUc74. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: … Read more WATCH LIVE: CDC officials, Fauci grilled in Senate hearing on coronavirus outbreak