the insurance companies should clarify their warranties

A clarification that does not put an end to the debate. On 22nd June, prudential supervision Authority and resolution (ACPR), which oversees both the bank and the insurance sector, has developed a state-of-warranty “operating losses “at the heart of the controversy between the insurers and the companies. For the past several months, the use, often worn by restaurateurs, are multiplied together to obtain a compensation of the operating losses incurred during the confinement.

The insurers, Axa in the lead, have opposed the more often one end of a demurrer, arguing that the contracts did not cover the losses related to an epidemic. It “can affect all sectors and have an impact on overall economic activity, making its economic consequences uninsurable “as again referred to the French Federation of insurance in a press release of 18 June.

Exclusion of the Covid-19 in the overwhelming majority of cases

The opinion of the ACPR, was, therefore, expected. The regulator estimated that only 3 % of the policyholders have contracts covering explicitly the pandemic, while this coverage is excluded in 93 % of cases.

→ TO READ. Containment : an agreement has been found between a restaurateur from paris, insurer Axa

On the other hand, for 4 % of the policyholders, the contracts contain clauses that “do not allow to conclude with certainty the absence of warranty “. Only an interpretation of the judge will be able to remove the uncertainty “if insurers do not interpret the contract in favor of the insured “. The ACPR has started to check “the appropriateness of the level of provisions “ corresponding to these contracts.

For the future, the regulator “invites professionals to review the drafting of all the contractual clauses ambiguous and to clearly inform the insured of the exact extent of their guarantees “. A transparency, which also requires a response “within a reasonable time “ the demands on the extent of the guarantees, and the explanation of the refusal.

Conflicts of interpretation persistent

At the same time, the front of the litigation is changing. The restaurateur parisien, Stéphane Manigold, who had obtained in may a conviction noticed, of Axa to indemnify for the period of closure, has announced that it has reached an agreement with the insurer on June 22. He will provide an allowance close to 25 % of the turnover, putting an end to the prosecution. Axa has indicated that 1 700 clients, over 20,000 have signed up to a contract operating losses, have a similar contract, and that “600 agreements have already been found “.

“A compensation to the tune of 25 % of the turnover covers correctly the losses of the period “, judge Laurent Fréchet, for the national Grouping of independents (GNI). The organization, “that does not require the insurers to pay whatever the contract signed “, is seeking “an interpretation in favour of the customer as soon as the terms of the contracts are questionable “. For Laurent Fréchet, of the “gestures business strong “ would be welcome, otherwise customers will remember d’“a lack of solidarity “.

In several recent cases between restorers and insurers, the justices hearing injunction returned the case on the merits. This is the case of the dispute between the owners of the Bacchus (Beaujolais region) at Axa, on which the court of Lyon agreed to deliver the 1er July. Another judgment is expected at Bordeaux on the 6th of July. Despite the opinion of the ACPR, and on the actions of insurers, the series of the interpretation of contracts is not yet completed.


the cults confront their readings of the epidemic of Covid-19

No ” front of religions “, but certainly some struggles and ideals. They were five French representatives of the cult – four men and a woman – to talk and listen to each other to deliver their teachings to the health crisis of the Covid-19, Tuesday 23 June evening at the College des Bernardins (Paris Ve district).

→ WORDS. Will we be believers, as before, depending on whether one is a jew, a muslim or a christian ?

Catholic, protestant, jewish, muslim, buddhist, how have they lived this very difficult period, in the light of their respective traditions ? (1) “A warning about our way of life “for the president of the bishops ‘ Conference of France (CEF), “a necessary break “for the representative buddhist “a crisis of the system of solidarity “ for the president of the federation of protestant…

The mourning prevented, an outrage common

If the different sensitivities are asserted during this exchange fed, it is a same voice that the religious representatives have, input, warning about the major break and new caused by the strong limitation of the funeral rites and the presence of chaplains with patients, at the height of the epidemic : “The affected families have not been able to do their mourning in conditions that allowed it to overcome the suffering and sorrow. The company has not made a sufficient response to these emergency situations “he regretted Mohammed Moussaoui, president of the French Council of the muslim cult (CFCM).

→ INVESTIGATION. In containment, the mourning more painful

By preventing the funeral rites to stand, we prepared a post-traumatic shock to the society as a whole. It was the moral health of the society and I believe that it has been heard on this issue “, abounded the chief rabbi of France Haïm Korsia, who has pointed out “the extraordinary responsiveness of the government “ vis-à-vis cults during the crisis.

Exactly, in this experience of dialogue with the civil authorities, the feeling has been different depending on religions. Among catholics, including some bishops have claimed the ability to gather in the churches, quickly after the déconfinement, the conflicts are still present : “ The catholics have had the feeling that the public authorities did not know very well how to treat us as a partner at this timeexposed Mgr Eric de Moulins-Beaufort. On the freedom of worship, the answer is clear, it has been given in the law by the Council of State “, ruled by the archbishop of Reims.

The controversy of the re-opening of the cults

“I have tremendous respect for the justice, but the Council of State is not word of gospel “replied, mischievous, Haïm Korsia, who has, himself, decided to let them close down the synagogues despite the possibility to find again the end of may. “ It is a moment of controversy that would not have happened, writes Mohammed Moussaoui. The configuration of our worship is not the same “, judge professor of mathematics. Among muslims, the individual prayers, it is better to be home than at the mosque, so the problem does not arise in the same way for us “.

→ TO READ. Recovery from cults : a decision that is an embarrassment to religious leaders

The representatives of the religions, do they have the same reading of this test ? For Minh Tri Vô, deputy chair of the buddhist Union of France, the containment has been “a mandatory break collective that has allowed to touch what the Buddha offered as a profound vision : the ability to touch impermanence (nothing lasts), the interdependence of men, and the full consciousness of the world around him “. “This time was deeply intense for our communities, amazing things have emerged, but there was nothing formidable in this period where the distancing of physics is imposed, it should not be romantiser “, for its part, keeps Haïm Korsia.

“This crisis is a warning “

“The suffering was there,” stresses, in turn, François Clavairoly, president of the protestant Federation of France (FPF), of which the intellectual complicity and friendly with the chief rabbi of France has enlivened the discussion. “I have this feeling of belonging to a humanity that is lame, who gets tired of one night to several months. Is it a misfortune to be globalized will produce a collective intelligence common ? I’m not sure. On the other hand, where religion can be decisive, it is in the experience that we have made of the emptiness and the fragility of our existence. This is where the hope, the will to choose a positive life against death, in the event.”

Each of the containment in the Bible has led to the possibility of a new life recalls Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, citing Noah, Jonah… For me, this crisis is a warning. We need to change our consumption patterns, because of the constraint of ecological… The important question is : will we seize the moment to convert us ? Everyone looks good in a hurry to restart the world of yesterday “, notes, lucid, the president of the bishops of France.


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The uneasiness of the police officers, christians, in unison with their colleagues

Police officer and… a priest. The father, Claude Sirvent has long worn two hats. Now retired from the national police after 36 years of service, a priest of the Mission de France in activity in the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, is the national chaplain of the association ” christian Community of police in France-Police and Humanism “.

Bitterness in the face of accusations

After completing his career at the rank of commander and had a time within the directorate-general of the national police, he does not hide a certain bitterness in the face of the charges faced by the institution and her former colleagues. Because, for him, there is no doubt that the police are “neither racist nor violent but republican “even if it does not deny the possibility of individual behaviors that are violent or racist who must be punished and fought against.

The chief of police Simon-Marcel Martinon, who has the distinction of being a deacon since his ordination for the diocese of Paris, in October last, evokes, him, the police officers struck by the criticism against the institution. This French native from Martinique, who has over 30 years of experience, ensure never to have suffered directly from racism within the police. On the other hand, it is rumored to have already picked up a colleague once on the ground after a “behavior limit “.

“In the service of their neighbour and of society “

In connection with many officers, the father, Claude Sirvent is also concerned with a sense of dejection. “These charges affect deeply the hearts of the police, christian or non-christian, he says. Because our primary mission is to be at the service of their neighbour and of society, to be the guardians of the peace. When the police are involved in the most difficult districts – and I’ve done it myself- it is first of all to bring relief. “ According to him, the forces of the order are not confined to the suppression and are also first in line to “console “.

→ TO READ. “Zero tolerance” against racism in the police

Father Denis Chautard, catholic chaplain of the Paris police prefecture, shares this feeling. During the last mass monthly for the police in paris, Tuesday, June 9, he heard the emotion “of the commissioner until the keeper of the peace “. These charges are based on the question of the meaning of the mission of police officers who feel deeply disliked, even if they have been applauded for their commitment after the attack in 2015.

“The bulk of our missions is to defend the weak and the victims who call for help, insists Hervé Deydier, former president of Police and Humanism, retired for three months, after 35 years of service in the Ile-de-France. During the containment, most of the interventions concerned domestic violence, for example. “ With passion, one who has led a commissioner for seven years, recalls that these relief missions are the source of the vocation of police officers.

The testimony by example

The accusations of racism go more wrong still in the police, christians, stresses the president of the association Police et humanisme Georges Gasperini, retired for three years, without, of course, claim the exclusive rights for the denial of racism in the police. “The heart of our christian message bears precisely on the fact that something that is our skin color and our origins, we are all brothers “, insists this former central commissioner of Marseille, who recalls that the police also reflects the diversity of the French population.

He also said that in his 40-year career, he has never been confronted to engage in openly racist behaviour but he concedes that there may be sometimes “in the action about inappropriate “ it is necessary to ban.

In particular reference to the movement of the yellow vests, Hervé Deydier believes that society is increasingly violent towards the police. “This in no way condones any violence on the part of police, but this shows in what state of mind they go to work in the morning, often the ball in the belly. “ He confides that his faith has helped him “in recognizing in the other, even the most violent, the face of Christ. “

But what is the role of police officers, christians, they assume openly or not their faith ? The deacon policeman Simon-Marcel Martinon tent, him, daily, to put his faith into practice in the exercise of his profession. “We are in a secular State, I’m not proselytizing and I am above all a professional he warns. But, the witness also passes by the way to be, the sake of the other and the common good. I think this attitude speaks to, and may, perhaps, at a given time to submit a colleague in the right attitude. “


Carl’s online service launches car sales online

Carl’s car marketplace has launched an online car sales service, a company spokesman said. On the site you can order a car for a test drive, draw up documents for purchase, make full payment for the car or make a prepayment, he lists. According to him, Carl has already connected 29 dealerships to the platform: Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Lexus, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Nissan, Citroen, Subaru, Tesla, etc.

Until now, there have been virtually no sales of cars via the Internet in Russia. Dealers only allowed to make an advance payment and book a car online. Acquiring fees for online payments, as a rule, amount to 3-4% of the transaction amount. With a car price from a few hundred to several thousand rubles, it’s expensive. According to a source close to one of the organizers of the project for the remote sale of cars, Carl agreed on acquiring with the payment service CloudPayments, whose commission is about 1%. There is an agreement with Carl, the representative of CloudPayments confirmed, he did not comment on the terms of cooperation.


Coronavirus puts Europeans faced with the choice of pooling their debts

How far must European solidarity go, when the whole continent is under containment, to face the coronavirus epidemic, and which will cause a sudden economic slowdown? This is the question that the governments of the euro area must answer this Thursday, April 9.

Gathered again, from 5 p.m. by videoconference – the new mode of discussion which has imposed itself since the arrival of the Covid-19 – the ministers of the economy of the 19 countries of the euro zone will prolong a discussion which has already lasted 16 hours, Tuesday, ending in the wee hours of the day.

Two measures for the most affected countries

These sometimes lively debates made it possible to find an agreement on two measures to cushion the economic shock. European governments will create, via the European Investment Bank (EIB), a guarantee fund that would mobilize up to 200 billion euros for businesses.

→ ANALYSIS. Coronavirus: The European Union and the challenge of solidarity

They will also validate the European Commission’s plan to create an instrument to guarantee, up to 100 billion euros, national partial unemployment plans. This point is judged in Paris as a “Serious advance”, obtained thanks to the Franco-German dialogue, even if France believes that it is necessary ” go further “.

The Netherlands on a hard position

On the other hand, they failed to reach agreement on two other measures: the use of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the creation of “Coronabonds”.

The MES, created in 2012 during the eurozone debt crisis, can lend money to a struggling state, up to 2% of its GDP. Italy, already heavily indebted, is the country with the greatest needs. However, the Netherlands insists on strictly respecting the conditions of use of the MES, which provides that the economic policy of the assisted country will be placed under close surveillance by Brussels.

The Dutch’s refusal has so far broken the deal. In front of this deadlock, the Italian Minister for the Economy Roberto Gualtieri, who pleads the exceptional circumstances, called for solidarity. “It is the moment of common responsibility, of solidarity and of courageous and shared choices”, he argued in a tweet.

Failure “Unthinkable”

“Our collective responsibility now is to reach an agreement within 24 hours. Failure is unthinkable “, French Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire commented on Wednesday April 8.

→ READ. Coronavirus: the European Union’s obligation to achieve results

A compromise could consist in reducing the conditions required of countries benefiting from ESM loans. It would be clarified that the loaned money should be used only for the management of the crisis caused by the Coronavirus, but without adding other requirements.

An agreement on “Coronabonds”, on the other hand, seems more difficult to reach. It is a question for the European countries of accepting the creation of common debt securities, guaranteed by all the countries of the euro zone. The borrowed money would be used to finance the budget deficit.

This therefore amounts to pooling part of their state debts, a prospect which worries the Germans as well as the countries of northern Europe. The Dutch Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra, still him, judged that the creation of these “Coronabonds” would create “More problems than solutions” in the long term for the European Union.

To face “With Russian and Chinese narrative”

France, on the other hand, pushes in favor of this idea initially proposed by the head of the Italian government. “In Italy, support for the European Union is being eroded, notes the Élysée. Faced with the Russian or Chinese narrative, we must have arguments to show that there is European solidarity. “

It is therefore to be expected that the debate on these “Coronabonds” will continue for several more days. No agreement between France and Germany could be found on this subject, but Paris decided to “Accept your disagreement”, in order to “Bring to life the debate on this fundamental subject, political as much as economic”.

A summit at the level of heads of state is expected to take place during the week of April 13, at a date that has not yet been fixed and this issue should be on the discussion agenda.


Larreta announced measures for older adults: I ask you to stay at home, without exceptions

“We ask older adults over 70 to stay in their homes, no more outings,” Rodríguez Larreta said during a press conference in which he indicated that the planned accompaniment will be through a network of volunteers.

The main thing is to help them stay at home: we are going to provide them with assistance so that other people collaborate with their purchases, procedures or the walk of their pets and also to promote the emotional bond in a virtual way with family members or volunteers, so that they are contained“explained the Head of Government.

Larreta explained that the City Government launched a care network “with public, private and civil society actors looking at each individual case.” In this framework, an agreement was signed with the building managers so that, “in addition to reinforcing hygiene and disinfection measures in common spaces, they can help older people who need it on a daily basis.”

The official also stated that all older adults who live alone or with other seniors can call 147 option 2, and request the assistance of one of the volunteers from the Senior Care program.


sports leagues sail on sight for their season ends

Ending the season is the slim hope that many players in the sports leagues still cling to, plunged into the throes of uncertainty by the coronavirus epidemic. Like professional football (which in the event of the cancellation of its Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships could lose more than a billion euros), the other collective sports are working on various recovery hypotheses from May, to close their business during the summer … and thus limit the financial breakage. The next few days will be decisive for all disciplines.

→ LIVE. Coronavirus: France enters its 20th day of confinement

A puzzle for rugby

Rugby seems the most under pressure. The Top 14 and ProD2 canceled, it would be about 100 million euros of cumulative losses if we believe a first evaluation of the National Rugby League (NRL). So recovery seems essential. Except that there are nine days left in the Top 14 program and seven days in the proD2 program, plus the final stages. Casing all these matches, not counting the European cups, for a sport that requires only one confrontation per week? A puzzle, especially since to avoid the risk of injury, players need four weeks of physical preparation before they can push back the lawns.

Even postponing the final of the Top 14 until July 18, competitions should be revived around May 20, and therefore allow training before the end of April. A very short deadline with regard to the sanitary calendar. Faced with these difficulties, the rugby family wanted to show a more united face than the football cousins. LNR President Paul Goze is pushing hard for the end-of-season scenario, even if it means focusing on the final phase alone, which alone could guarantee 10 million in revenue.

Only here: these uncertainties eventually tire some who no longer find it reasonable to pursue a chimera. Last week, the Stade Rochelais set fire to the powder by sending other clubs an email promoting “10 reasons to stop the championship”. “The definitive end of the season would finally allow all the clubs to turn now to serene and serious preparation for next season, and to the leaders to manage this crisis with a precise scenario”, could we read.

Clubs like Clermont, Stade Français, Agen and Bayonne agree with these arguments. Others, on the contrary, such as Racing 92, the Union Bègles-Bordeaux or the Stade Toulouse, want to put on their studs as quickly as possible. Faced with these divisions, the LNR has just clarified that its steering committee has been postponed to allow itself “Time for reflection”. He should meet ” Before the end of the month “.

Divided basketball and volleyball

These tensions are also observed on the side of basketball. “We must do everything we can to finish our championship”, said Alain Béral, the president of the National League (LNB) after a week of confinement. He is still on this line, but still prefers to wait to decide. Tony Parker, the boss of Asvel is in favor of a pure and simple cancellation, when, on the side of Pau-Orthez, very dependent on the receipts of the matches with the biggest room of the Hexagon (7 700 places), one trembles not being able to face a total interruption of the debates under the baskets.

Beneath the volleyball net, there is also cordial disagreement, 13 of the 14 clubs in Ligue A calling for “A white season” when the steering committee of the National Volleyball League (LNV), which has 27 members, voted for a simple suspension, pending a decision, perhaps definitively, on April 10.

Handball also prepares for next season

For handball, the clubs seem to share better the desire to go to the end of the championship. The tricolor handball plague especially against the international calendar that has just broadcast the European Federation, and which seems completely incompatible, as the matches are jostling, with a resumption on the wire of the national championship. In the meantime, handball is also looking to the future, with the transition from the elite to 16 clubs (versus 14), which would generate additional revenue during the 2020-2021 season.

The economic shock is such that, even in the event of a recovery, it is difficult to be optimistic. “As with all companies, we are asking the question of the recovery mode, Didier Lacroix, president of Stade toulousain explained to The South Dispatch, April 4. How are people going to get back to consuming? How long will it take? Our partners will also need to take stock. “

Social dialogue to reinvent

It is therefore not excluded, and particularly for rugby, that clubs ask players to lower wages to pass the course. In England, clubs want to deflate the players’ payroll by 30%. In France, the rugby union Provale has said it is ready to “Participate in the necessary effort”, but if the cuts remain limited. The negotiations promise to be close.

“This crisis inevitably pushes for social dialogue, and in all disciplines, comments Jean-François Brocard, economist at the Limoges Sports Law and Economics Center. However France is rather behind in the matter, in particular compared to the North American leagues. If, thanks to this crisis, the various unions organize themselves to work better in a common framework with the clubs, as is done for example in American basketball, it will be a really positive change. “


caregivers victims of fear of their neighbors

The case was described as “abject” by the Minister of Housing, Julien Denormandie. A resuscitation nurse from the Montpellier CHU said that she was forced to leave her accommodation with her family this week, a ground floor rented in a village near the city of Hérault. According to his testimony published in the Montpellier Gazette, the owners, an elderly couple living in the apartment above, feared they would be infected with the coronavirus. They pushed her and her family to leave, notably cutting off the heating and hot water.

After several days of conflict, Mélina F. ended up moving and found accommodation close to her workplace thanks to the free platform set up by Airbnb. But she also filed a complaint. A preliminary investigation was opened Thursday, April 2 and entrusted to the gendarmerie by the prosecution “In order to establish whether the conditions under which this person was forced to leave his home were likely to receive one or more criminal qualifications”, according to a press release from the Montpellier prosecutor.

This case, as extreme as it is in its script, illustrates a situation experienced by other caregivers in this pandemic period where mistrust is heightened as much as solidarity. Applauded and considered by heroes, the “front line fighters” are also seen as a threat by some because of their real or supposed contact with patients of the Covid-19. And a minority do not hesitate to let them know.

“We can see that people are afraid”

Windshields adorned with a degraded caduceus, words left behind the windshield wipers inviting to change your address, anonymous letters slipped into the mailboxes of the unwanted … Even if they remain rare, the same stories repeat themselves everywhere France. “We can see that people are afraid and that this period also brings out the darker side of the human being”, comments Maryline Pecnard, treasurer of the Order of Nurses in the Center-Val-de-Loire region.

For her who volunteered to strengthen the services of a hospital, the situation experienced by her colleague from Montpellier is “Dramatic” and “Implausible”, while healthcare professionals are taking extra precautions to protect themselves and others. “We know what we are doing, we are very vigilant”, she insists. She herself says that she is not afraid of a potentially hostile reaction to her engagement: “It all seems so crazy to me …”

The pressure of a frightened neighborhood does not only concern hospital staff. “There are not that many, but testimonies of this kind go back to us as directly, confirms Catherine Kirnidis, President of the National Union of Liberal Nurses. We also had the case of a knife threat to steal an endowment in masks. “

People who refuse home visits

At the same time, some people, whose situation calls for regular home care, openly ask the caregivers not to come home anymore, always for fear of being infected. “We all have one or two patients like that on our tours”, resumes the union official, who can understand the fear of “These fragile people”, but is indignant, on the other hand, for the reaction of the most indelicate fellow citizens.

For its part, the National Order of Nurses has launched a survey within the profession to try to measure the importance of the phenomenon. The results are expected next week. The organization also encourages those who have been victims of malicious behavior to file a complaint and stands ready to file a civil action. “Nurses should not be left alone in the face of such acts”says Maryline Pecnard.


Coronavirus, hospitals will have to triple their intensive care beds

How can France go from 5,000 to 14,000 resuscitation beds? This is one of the most crucial challenges posed by the Covid-19 epidemic. “This challenge obviously concerns hospitals in the Grand Est and Ile-de-France regions first. But all the rest of France also creates “reagency” beds wherever possible “, says Professor Erwan L’Her, head of the intensive care and intensive care unit at the Brest University Hospital.

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Patients with vital failure

On Saturday March 28, Olivier Véran, Minister of Health, recalled that in ordinary times, France has 5,000 resuscitation beds. And that the goal now is “To reach a goal of 14,000 to 14,500 beds nationwide”. To understand how hospitals are going to be able to triple their capacity, it is necessary to explain how resuscitation services are organized throughout the year.

“These services receive patients with a vital failure of one or more organs: heart, lungs, liver, kidney, brain … With machines and drugs, we compensate for this failure and maintain the vital functions of the patient”, specifies Professor Pierre Albaladejo, head of the anesthesia-resuscitation department of the Grenoble Alpes University Hospital and general secretary of the Sfar union.

Other intensive care units

In the immediate vicinity of these resuscitation services, there are also continuous monitoring units (USC). “They are intended to accommodate patients who leave the sheave or who can return if their condition begins to deteriorate”, explains Professor L’Her again. Finally, all CHUs have intensive care units (ICU). “They take patients with only one organ failure: those who have a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) go to a neurology ICU while cardiac or renal failures are treated in cardiological or nephrological units”, continues this doctor.

All of these units play a major role in the current crisis. “In Brest, as elsewhere, we will therefore create“ sheave ”beds in the USCs, the USIs, but also in the recovery rooms adjoining the operating room. Just by doing this, we can multiply our hosting capacities by two or three “, says Professor L’Her. Because if France has a total of 5,000 intensive care beds, it also has 7,000 intensive care beds that can be quickly configured to receive patients with Covid-19. “The staff working in these units all have resuscitation skills. What is precious in the current context ”, he emphasizes.

“11,000 anesthetists and resuscitators”

Creating new resuscitation places requires additional material resources, in particular respirators. But also and above all sufficient human resources. In ordinary times, the doctors who do “shifts” are in particular “intensivists-resuscitators”, specifically trained for this mission.

But, in this period of crisis, “We can also count on the 11,000 anesthetists and resuscitators in France, adds Professor Albaladejo. They normally work in operating rooms to sleep and monitor the awakening of operated patients. But on a daily basis, they also do a lot of resuscitation and have all the skills for that. “

And since the vast majority of elective surgeries are now scheduled, these anesthesiologists are free to come and lend a hand to their “intensivist” colleagues. And support the ramp-up of the 14,000 intensive care beds.