Mental health fallout from mass unemployment.
Coming up on five minute. News trump administration narrows stockpiles role for states. Mental health fallout from mass unemployment and four thousand beds. Temporary Hospital opens in London. It's Saturday April foam. I'm Anthony Davis already facing growing anger and worry from governors federal assistance to fight the corona virus outbreak. The trump administration yesterday abruptly changed its description of the strategic national stockpile. Put forward a narrow vision of the role. The federal government's repository of lifesaving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states needs the alteration of the language describing the stockpile was reflected on government websites yesterday a day after jared Kushner trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser offered a new argument about the supplies off to saying that state should use their own stockpiles. I kushner on Thursday said and the notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile it's not supposed to be state stockpile. They then use until Friday. The federal health and Human Services website had reflected a markedly different approach to the stockpile. The strategic national stockpile is the nation's largest supply of life saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health. Emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. The website used to say according to an archived sage but according to data the description changed on Friday morning these strategic stockpiles role is to supplement state and local supplies during public health emergencies officials at the agency said the change had been in the works for weeks downplaying. Any connection to Kushner's comments trump has long insisted that the primary responsibility lies with the states in managing the pandemic. He has resisted calls issue. A national stay home order and said that he didn't want to overly US defense production act but in state houses across the nation that has been increasing frustration frustration at the lack of assistance from Washington. Us faces a catastrophic rise in unemployment following the forced shutdown of businesses across the country to stop the spread of Kovic nineteen an expert so warning it could trigger a severe mental health crisis in just two weeks. Nearly ten million Americans have applied for unemployment smashing all records. Economists are predicting the unemployment rate could rise his highest thirty percent as the pandemic sweeps across the country those hardest hit and likely to be the poorest including many people of color and those who benefited least from the last economic boom to mitigate the effects of the massive wave of unemployment Congress Pasta two point two trillion dollar stimulus package to attempt to help everyday Americans but beyond the dollar signs. Economists are worried about the long term effects that being unemployed will have on Americans mental health. Problem that will. Further highlight the cracks in the country safety net and healthcare system a twelve hundred dollar check from the government and stronger unemployment. Insurance BENEFITS WILL HELP. Americans in the short term to pay their bills and other essentials but it cannot replace the value of having a job. Black-americans historically have an unemployment rate. That is twice as high as the overall rate even a healthy economy. The overall median wealth for black family is ten times less than the median wealth of a white family discriminatory job processes have kept black-americans in low paying jobs. Many of which have seen layoffs with cove in nineteen while the mental health toll from unemployment is shared across the America's week safety net and lack of affordable healthcare exacerbates the consequences for unemployed Americans. Cities typically do not rely on a single firm to keep people employed if a major company shuts down people can typically find employment elsewhere but with huge sectors of the service industry restaurants hair salons hotels shutting down amid the pandemic. The mental health toll of this recession is likely to cast a wide net. New Four thousand bed Nightingale Emergency Hospital in London was opened by Prince Charles via video link yesterday. But it's hoped it will not be needed as urgently as previously thought because national health hospitals in the capital a coping better with corona virus in a highly praised high-speed build involving an unprecedented partnership between the NHS and the Ministry of Defence. The Vast Excel Conference Center in east. London has been converted into a hospital ready to take up to five hundred patients in the first wave emboldened by the success of the nine day civil and military planners working on building emergency hospitals around the country the new hospital in London. We'll have up to eighty wards a forty two beds each requiring two hundred Staf. Who'll be expected to work in two twelve hour shifts to ensure patients receive the round? The clock care required to keep them alive. Prince Charles himself recovering from Corona virus in Scotland. Open the hospital remotely saying it was without a doubt a spectacular and almost unbelievable feat of work and an example if everyone was needed of how the impossible can be made possible and how we can achieve the unthinkable through human will and ingenuity. You can subscribe to five minute news with your preferred podcast APP. Ask Your Smart Speaker or enable five minute news as your Amazon Alexa. Flash BRIEFING SCALE VISIT US online at five minute. 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