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American, United Airlines Begin Flights to Support Distribution of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

American, United Airlines Begin Flights to Support Distribution of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

American Airlines and United Airlines are putting the wheels into motion to distribute Pfizer’s new Covid-1i vaccine.
Because the Pfizer vaccine must be kept at -94° F (-70° C) during transport, although the pharmaceutical manufacturer said it can be kept at 36° F to 46° F (2° C to 8° C) for a maximum of five days in refrigeration units at hospitals.  Pfizer has developed what is calls “thermal shippers” which …

Los Angeles Adopts Strict Stay-at-Home Order as Virus Cases Surge

Los Angeles Adopts Strict Stay-at-Home Order as Virus Cases Surge

Health officials in Los Angeles County issued a temporary and limited stay-at-home order that goes into effect Monday, as the number of new coronavirus infections continued to rise in the region.
“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the county Department of Health said in a statement.
The county’s …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 27: Europe Begins to Ease Restrictions, Germany Tightens Them

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 27: Europe Begins to Ease Restrictions, Germany Tightens Them

Europe is trying to figure out how to loosen coronavirus restrictions without setting the stage for another surge.
“We must learn from the summer and not repeat the same mistakes,” Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, told lawmakers in Brussels earlier this week. “Relaxing too fast and too much is a risk for a third wave after Christmas.”
The number of new daily …

Disney to Lay Off an Additional 4,000 Workers Amidst $6.9 Billion Loss

Disney to Lay Off an Additional 4,000 Workers Amidst $6.9 Billion Loss

Walt Disney Company said it will lay off an additional 4,000 employees in addition to the 28,000 announced last September as it announced a $6.9 billion loss for fiscal year 2020.
The action comes as theme parks continue to face significant operational restrictions in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has caused some Disney parks, such as Disneyland in Anaheim, to remain shuttered while others such as Walt Disney World …

Shanghai Dethrones London as World’s Most Connected City as Coronavirus Shakes Up International Travel

Shanghai Dethrones London as World’s Most Connected City as Coronavirus Shakes Up International Travel

Move over, London. The title of the world’s most connected city amidst the coronavirus pandemic is Shanghai, according to the International Air Transport Association.
A new report from IATA says that the number of cities connected directly by air service was 36% below pre-pandemic levels at the end of last month.
“The dramatic shift demonstrates the scale at which the world’s connectivity has been re-ordered over the last months,” said Sebastian Mikosz, a …

Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions for Austria

Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions for Austria

Apple said it has added transit directions to Austria in an update to the Apple Maps app.
While the update adds public transit directions for the entire country, the focus of the update is Vienna, where travelers
In addition to the Alpine nation, the list of countries on the continent where Apple Maps now supports transit directions includes Estonia, Finland, France (Paris only), Germany, Italy (Rome only), the Netherlands, Norway, Spain (Madrid …

European Regulators Give Boeing 737 Max a Green Light to Return to Service

European Regulators Give Boeing 737 Max a Green Light to Return to Service

The   European Union Aviation Safety Agency, the European regulator that is responsible for certification, regulation, and standardization of aviation for all EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, said it intends to allow the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to return to the skies.
The agency said it was “its intention to approve the aircraft to return to Europe’s skies within a matter of weeks.”
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration …