Botox doctors who are open for business put public at risk says leading surgical group


Last week we reported that BCAM (British College of Aesthetic Medicine) notified its members that they can treat patients for cosmetic procedures including Botox and fillers before lockdown ends

Meanwhile, Transform Hospital Group’s CEO, Tony Veverka, calls out operators putting public health at risk by flouting lockdown rules and opening clinics before hairdressers on 4th July. 

Save Face, a national register of accredited cosmetic practitioners, has reportedly received hundreds of complaints from consumers about social media adverts for procedures since lockdown started.

‘When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Britain earlier this year, practitioners in elective surgery and medical aesthetics were told by the government to close clinics and put a stop to face-to-face treatment. This move was made to enable social distancing and reduce the risk of additional pressure impacting the NHS.

In accordance with the regulations, for the past few months our team of clinicians and

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Mastercard (MA) Sees Business Normalization in Most Markets


Mastercard Inc. MA has provided an update on second-quarter 2020 operating metrics, which showed stability in its business volumes.

The company’s cross-border business suffered in the first quarter,  due to lower spending levels following the coronavirus outbreak.

Nevertheless, Mastercard is experiencing the transition in phases from stabilization to normalization in some markets, driven by the gradual reopening of businesses.

The stabilization phase is characterized by the steady subsidence of spending to new lower levels, attributable to adherence to social-distancing and mobility limitations.

The next phase is normalization wherein governments gradually relax mitigation practices and the environment becomes safer for the citizenry, enabled by the broader availability of testing and contact tracing as well as improved therapeutics even before the rollout of an effective vaccine. This phase is likely to be characterized by a gradual path to recovery in spending to scale to the pre-COVID levels. The company anticipates a sporadic

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Hints for how the fall will go?


Amanda Sonnenberg feels exhausted from overseeing the remote learning of her four kids. As the school year draws to a close, she’s looking forward to a break and outside play. But, for the first time, she’s also considering summer school for her children.  

“Summer is summer,” she says, as she wears a color-coordinated mask and Red Sox T-shirt in line outside Gates Lane School of International Studies to pick up meals distributed by Worcester Public Schools. “But given the circumstances that we just had COVID-19 … I would consider [summer school] just to help them be prepared for next year.”

Educators here, in New England’s second-largest city, and across the United States are considering how best to use the summer to help students make up for lost learning after the most disruptive spring for K-12 education in recent history. This year, ideas for June, July, and August – traditionally a

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