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Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Sunday, Sept. 20 – The World Has 31 Million Cases Days After Hitting 30

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Sunday, Sept. 20 – The World Has 31 Million Cases Days After Hitting 30

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 31 million mark early Sunday, just three days after crossing the 30 million mark on Thursday and the 29 million mark the previous Sunday. The number of cases currently stands at 31.05 million, an increase of 291,196 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark just ten days ago, is now 962,482, based on …

Britain to Impose Fines of up to £10,000 for Coronavirus Restriction Violations

Britain to Impose Fines of up to £10,000 for Coronavirus Restriction Violations

The United Kingdom announced it would impose fines of up to £10,000 ($12,916) against individuals who do not comply with coronavirus restrictions.
The number of new daily cases in Britain has risen to over 4,000, causing the move as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to avert a nationwide lockdown.
The country’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, speaking on a BBC news program hosted by Andrew Marr, made the issue quite clear.
“If everybody follows …

European Cities Tighten Restrictions Amidst Covid-19 Surges

European Cities Tighten Restrictions Amidst Covid-19 Surges

Multiple cities in Europe have begun to tighten coronavirus-related restrictions as the British government mulls a second nationwide lockdown.
The restrictions are a result of surges in new Covid-19 cases in countries from Denmark to Greece to Iceland.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said late last week that a second wave of infections appeared to be inevitable and that the Government needed to introduce new restrictions to avoid a possible second national …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 18 – CDC Testing Recommendation Was Not Written by its Scientists

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 18 – CDC Testing Recommendation Was Not Written by its Scientists

A much-criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published last month was not written by the center’s scientists and was published despite their objections. The guidance that was released stated that it was not necessary to test asymptomatic individuals even if they had been exposed to someone with the coronavirus.  Admiral Brett P. Giroux, the administration’s coronavirus testing czar, called the document a “CDC action” that had …

Braniff Airways Creates Endowment at University of Texas to Care for Corporate Archive

Braniff Airways Creates Endowment at University of Texas to Care for Corporate Archive

Braniff Airways, the airline that flew from 1930 through 1982 and that continues as a branding and licensing company while administering former employee travel benefits, announced that it has set up a permanent endowment at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Braniff Airways Public Relations Archives Endowment will support the archiving of Braniff’s corporate communications files.  The files include news releases, photographs, negatives, transparencies, and other press materials and spans …

Boeing Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer, Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer, Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing announced the appointment of B. Marc Allen to the position of chief strategy officer as well as Chris Raymond to the position of chief sustainability officer.
Mr. Allen is a long-time executive at the company and joined the Executive Council in 2014.  He recently served as as president of Boeing International and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations.
In his new position, Mr. Allen will be responsible for enterprise strategy …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 17 – Trump Contradicts CDC Chief’s Testimony on Vaccine Availability

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 17 – Trump Contradicts CDC Chief’s Testimony on Vaccine Availability

Just as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide rolled past the 30 million mark, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified in front of a Senate committee that an approved vaccine for the coronavirus would not be widely available until the middle of 2021.  In response, President Donald Trump attempted to correct Dr. Redfield’s statement and said he had “made a mistake” and …