by Thomas Dworetzky
, Contributing Reporter | April 08, 2020
General secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association, Steve McNamara, stressed that London's Black Cabs are "proud to be part of this initiative to support Londoners and the NHS by getting people who need to see their GPs to their appointments quickly and safely," according to the news site.
In addition, there is a new approach to boarding London buses by their middle, not their front, doors, according to a Transport of London statement, in response to driver-safety concerns.
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“London’s hard-working transport workers are making a heroic effort at the frontline of the fight against this pandemic, and it is only right we consider everything we can to protect them,” Transport for London director of bus operations Claire Mann said.
U.K. inventors have also responded to the pandemic crisis.
In late March, a team including members from the University College London and Mercedes Formula One, developed a modified Cpap-based device
to help sick patients breathe and stay out of the ICU.
“These devices will help to save lives by ensuring that ventilators, a limited resource, are used only for the most severely ill,” said professor Mervyn Singer, a University College London Hospital (UCLH) critical care doctor involved in the development of the device.
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