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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 18: Following Chinese Model, North Korea Faces Catastrophe, Apple Reinstates Mask Mandate

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 18: Following Chinese Model, North Korea Faces Catastrophe, Apple Reinstates Mask Mandate

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 769th day of the pandemic.
Public health experts are warning that Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s plan to emulate China’s “success” in fighting coronavirus outbreaks could lead the hermit nation down the road to catastrophe.
China has used a combination of mass testing, vaccinations, and strict lockdowns to keep case counts relatively low, …

Apple’s Iconic iPod Hits the End of the Road, But Its ‘Spirit Lives On’

The Apple iPod – first introduced in October 2001 – is the forefather of the Apple iPhone and a device that changed the Cupertino, California company’s trajectory from computer manufacturer to more personal devices and an entry into the music industry, where it revolutionized the sale of music.
Compared to the then-prevalent ways of listening to music, which included far more cumbersome MP3 players, not to mention CDs and CD players, …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 5: Global Death Toll is 15 Million, Says WHO, Secretary of State Blinken Tests Positive

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 5: Global Death Toll is 15 Million, Says WHO, Secretary of State Blinken Tests Positive

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 756th day of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization issued startling news Thursday, namely that the global death toll during the pandemic is far in excess of what has been reported.
A total of 14.9 million people died in 2020 and 2021 in excess of what would normally have been expected.  Until …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 4: Nasal Sprays as Covid-Fighting Tool, CDC Issues Mask Recommendation, Apple’s Return-to-Office Flop

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 4: Nasal Sprays as Covid-Fighting Tool, CDC Issues Mask Recommendation, Apple’s Return-to-Office Flop

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 755th day of the pandemic.
Your morning routine may soon include a Covid vaccine spray in addition to brushing your teeth and washing your face.
Meissa Vaccines says it is making progress on a coronavirus vaccine that’s delivered in the form of a nasal spray. The advantage, the company says, is that such …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 29: Mask Mandates Return to Bay Area, Lockdowns in China Adversely Impact Apple

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 29: Mask Mandates Return to Bay Area, Lockdowns in China Adversely Impact Apple

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 750th day of the pandemic.
The calendar will soon turn from April to May and with it comes May Day, an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. May Day, which is on Saturday, is also a public holiday in many countries, in most cases referred to as Labour …

Apple AirTag Batteries Start to Fail, Without Alerting Users

For Apple users who are used to an audible notification, such as a chime, when their MacBook Pro battery is dangerously low or a stern message to that effect on an iPhone, it may come as a surprise that there is no active alert when an AirTag – which may be stored away in an automobile or bag or on a dog’s collar – no longer works.
As we noted in …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 13: Will Inflation Turn on a Dime, Apple Employees Return to Campus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 13: Will Inflation Turn on a Dime, Apple Employees Return to Campus

 
Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 764th day of the pandemic.
As expected, the inflation rate for March came out with a record-shattering number, 8.5%.  But just as Covid case numbers can and do turn on a dime – an expression that alludes to the fact that the dime is the smallest-size U.S. coin – so can …