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Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 16: Scientists Disagree Over Need for Booster Shots

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 16: Scientists Disagree Over Need for Booster Shots

A week before it was set to begin, he White House’s plan to roll out additional doses of coronavirus vaccine is in flux as scientists and researchers debate whether they are needed.
Regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised questions on Wednesday about third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, also released on Wednesday, showed that individuals in Israel who …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 15: U.S Army Tells Solders to Get Vaccinated – Or Else

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 15: U.S Army Tells Solders to Get Vaccinated – Or Else

Vaccination requirements are now being extended to multiple constituencies including U.S. army personnel and new immigrants to the United States.
New immigrants who are subject to the immigration medical examination to enter the United States must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement.  The medical examination is for individuals who wish to become lawful permanent residents, also referred to as green card …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 14: Russian President Putin to Self-Isolate Due to Exposure to Covid

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 14: Russian President Putin to Self-Isolate Due to Exposure to Covid

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has undertaken extraordinary measures to protect himself from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, said he was isolating after several members of his inner circle tested positive for the coronavirus.  As a result, Putin canceled a planned trip this week for a Central Asian security summit in Tajikistan, the Kremlin said.
The Russian president previously said he had been vaccinated with the two-dose Sputnik …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 13: Britain Cancels Any Plans to Introduce Vaccine Passports

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 13: Britain Cancels Any Plans to Introduce Vaccine Passports

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set forth his plans to manage the coronavirus pandemic in the winter months.  He will reportedly announce that his government will end plans to introduce vaccine passports and take steps to end some pandemic-era emergency powers.  The country is now facing a late summer surge, and the seven-day average of new cases was over 36,000 as of Saturday, the highest the country …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 10: New York City Orders Municipal Workforce Back to the Office

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 10: New York City Orders Municipal Workforce Back to the Office

New York City will require its entire municipal workforce of 300,000 people to return to work next Monday, the same day that students return to the city’s public schools.  The city is not offering any hybrid or remote work options.
City workers will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly tests and masks will be required indoors.  Social distancing will be mandatory when interacting with the public.
As …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 9: Biden to Mandate Federal Workers and Contractors to Get Vaccinated

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 9: Biden to Mandate Federal Workers and Contractors to Get Vaccinated

President Joseph Biden will require the vast majority of federal employees and government contractors to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a decision that will be announced in a speech on Thursday.
The vaccination mandate will apply to employees in the executive branch, all federal agencies, and all branches of the armed forces.  The requirement does not extend to members of Congress or those who work for the federal court system.
As of …

JetBlue Appoints Ursula Hurley as CFO

JetBlue Appoints Ursula Hurley as CFO

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Ursula Hurley to the position of chief financial officer.
Ms. Hurley has served as interim CFO since June 2021. She joined the airline in 2004 as a financial analyst and began a climb up the corporate latter with various manager- and director-level positions.
A 17-year veteran of the New York-based carrier, she served as the airline’s treasurer for three years and then became head of treasury …