Branson unveils first cruise ship as he shrugs off coronavirus fears

Virgin Voyages line poised to set sail as founder downplays threat of virus to new ventureSir Richard Branson has launched his first cruise ship and brushed off concerns that the coronavirus outbreak will dissuade younger holidaymakers from embracing his latest venture.Despite the unfortunate timing– with passengers on one ship quarantined in Japan after hundreds caught the virus, and another turned away by five countries over fears someone on board may be ill – Branson said at the launch of Scarlet Lady that he saw cruises as a growth area.Continue reading...
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German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has been accused of “modern piracy” after reportedly diverting a shipment of masks intended for the German police, and outbidding other countries in the increasingly fraught global market for coronavirus protective equipment.About 200,000 N95 masks were diverted to the US as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand, according to the Berlin authorities who said they had ordered the masks for the police force.Continue reading...
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In his first COVID-19 diary entry, oncologist Don Dizon discusses the persistent anxiety that healthcare workers face as the coronavirus outbreak makes its way toward their centers.Medscape Oncology
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