In the unfortunate event of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic in Việt Nam the deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs might be even more severe than in Italy considering the high rates of antibiotic resistant bacteria causing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). Studies in hospitals throughout Việt Nam showed that half of all patients are colonised with superbugs resistant to most available antibiotics. In Intensive Care Units one third of the patients had HAI commonly with superbugs, resulting in longer treatment times, higher costs and mortality. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
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HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Family ownership in modern corporations -- despite being highly commonplace with household names such as Walmart, Volkswagen and Ford being high profile family-controlled examples in the West -- has a bad reputation in emerging markets. Critics often argue that family managers often underperform their professional counterparts, and if they make unpopular decisions, it is often passed off as self-serving behaviour or made at the expense of public investors. … [Read more...] about CUHK Business School Research Finds Managerial Participation by Family Members in Chinese Family Businesses Linked to Fewer Problematic Transactions
Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on April 8 that the BMA, together with staff from the Mor Lab Panda Facebook page, have been sending mobile teams to conduct COVID-19 testing at the residences of people who had completed an online questionnaire and were at-risk. … [Read more...] about No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vietnam on April 8 evening
Of course, the Vietnamese policy also entails risks. For example, the national debt will increase. Since 2016, the national debt has nearly touched the ceiling of 65%, which offers limited space to borrow more. In addition, it could happen that companies rely too much on government support rather than finding ways out of the crisis by themselves, which would ultimately make them strong. Vietnam should resist the temptations of long-standing Keynesian policies. This always leads to an upward spiral of state interventionism. There have been economic crises and there always will be. It would be alchemy to believe that Keynesian instruments can eliminate or dampen them. Measures may be necessary in this case, but they should be taken with a sense of proportion and be limited in time. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 9
Fifteen residents have died at a care home in Luton- five of whom had the virus while the 10 others were not tested. The local council leader said it was a "tragic situation" Documents have been held in place by windscreen wipers and signed on a car bonnet in a novel way for wills to be witnessed during social distancing Friends and family have been paying tribute to 29-year-old Rebecca Mack, a former children's cancer nurse at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, who died on Sunday after contracting the virus a few weeks ago CrimeStoppers has passed on more than 500 tip-offs to police across the UK about people breaking lockdown rules - including people with the virus being spotted outdoors, threats to infect or cough at people, and parties being planned on social media In London, 14 public transport staff have died from the virus, including nine bus workers. The mayor said some buses were trialling allowing passengers to get on the bus only through the back doors to avoid going … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘responding to treatment’ in intensive care