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Joe Biden is poised to name his own task force to combat the Covid-19 pandemic before he takes office, in an effort to stem the growing case numbers across America.
The president-elect, who won the White House after securing the required 270 electoral votes following a victory in Pennsylvania, will announce a 12-member team on Monday, media reports suggest.
We want everyone to know on day one we are going to put our plan to control this virus into action.
We can’t save any of the lives that have been lost, but we can save a lot of lives in the months ahead.
Hospitals in Greater Manchester have decided to suspend non-urgent care amid a surge in coronavirus admissions which threaten to overwhelm local health services.
Non-urgent hospital surgery and appointments will no longer go ahead as scheduled, although emergency care, such as cancer treatment, will continue.
Excl: All Greater Manchester trusts have decided to pause non-urgent and routine care as Covid cases surge https://t.co/yZgQBW2oKa
Staff have worked tirelessly to try to maintain services and deliver the highest quality of healthcare to local people.
Despite these efforts it is now necessary to pause non-urgent work to ensure we are in a position to expand critical care facilities, whilst maintaining cancer and other urgent care, including cardiac services, vascular surgery and transplantation.