Day: March 25, 2020

Get your business through the Coronavirus Crisis

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t know how the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will affect our business.

Just like Brexit, the biggest feature of the current crisis is uncertainty. What we can be certain of however is that the current situation concerns everyone, and small and medium-sized businesses could bear the brunt of any economic impact.

Now is the time to take control. Using tech and your online presence to protect you and your business from the coronavirus crisis, there are ways to mitigate some of the more immediate effects and keep your business operating, whichever sector you’re in. You may even discover more effective ways of working, or additional markets that you hadn’t considered before.

Office-based businesses

For office-based businesses the logical step to take is to encourage home working. You may already do this but take this chance to look at the systems and processes you use and

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Wales based engineering company develop ventilator and make 100 a day

A family-run engineering company in Wales developed a special ventilator to help tackle coronavirus in just three days – and are now manufacturing a 100 a day.

The Covid Emergency Ventilator was devised with the help of a senior NHS consultant and has already successfully treated a coronavirus patient.

Engineers CR Clarke – who usually design plastic fabrication equipment for industry – were approached by Dr Rhys Thomas who was concerned at the lack of intensive care unit ventilators.

It took just three days to build the device on a small industrial park in Ammanford, south Wales.

On Saturday, it successfully treated a patient and now the Welsh Government has given the go-ahead for production of 100 ventilators a day.

Dr Thomas, a consultant anaesthtatist at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, devised the machine based on advice from Italian doctors fighting Covid-19.

He said : ‘Although it won’t replace an ICU ventilator,

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Reuters editor Adler: Our global reach is key

Reuters editor in chief Stephen Adler sent out the following email to the staff on Tuesday:

Colleagues,

This is the biggest and probably the scariest story of our time. Confusion reigns; rumors and mis-information race through social media; calmly delivered, data-driven news and information are at a premium. We at Reuters know that we have a profound responsibility to fill the need for fast, accurate and insightful coverage. We know, too, that there are many unknowns, and that we mustn’t rush to judgment on the facts or what they mean. As Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote: “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”

Reuters colleagues, I could not be more proud of your skill, dedication, hard work, resilience and creativity in the midst of this crisis. As we brace for what is shaping up to be more of a marathon than a sprint,

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