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Coronavirus News Briefing – Dec. 3: More Omicron Cases in the U.S., Oslo Party Source of World’s Largest Outbreak

Coronavirus News Briefing – Dec. 3: More Omicron Cases in the U.S., Oslo Party Source of World’s Largest Outbreak

The new omicron variant of the coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is starting to appear more in the United States, health officials there said.  Cases have been reported in California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Minnesota.
New York State confirmed its first five cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a joint press conference.  “This is not a major cause for …

Hawaiian Air to Ramp Up Holiday Service to Seattle and California

Hawaiian Air to Ramp Up Holiday Service to Seattle and California

Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to ramp up service linking the Aloha State with Seattle and multiple destinations in California.
Hawaii has enjoyed some of the lowest infection, hospitalization, and death rates in the nation throughout the pandemic although, more recently, the islands experienced a large surge of delta variant cases, causing the state’s governor, David Ige, to ask visitors to delay trips.  Governor Ige now says that the return to a …

American Airlines Transcon Flight Diverted After Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant Over Mask Rule

American Airlines Transcon Flight Diverted After Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant Over Mask Rule

A transcontinental American Airlines flight was diverted to Denver after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant over the face mask rule.
American Flight 976, which had departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 4:29 p.m. local time en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, was diverted due to the incident.
The passenger was arrested at the gate upon arrival after landing at Denver International Airport at 6:30 …

Nor’easter Leaves Thousands Without Power While Creating Havoc in Air Travel

Nor’easter Leaves Thousands Without Power While Creating Havoc in Air Travel

Millions of people on the East Coast were preparing Monday night for a powerful nor’easter on the heels of a storm that was one of the strongest ever to hit the West Coast.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco reported an unprecedented 11” (28 cm) of rain at the base of Mount Tamalpas in Marin County while downtown San Francisco was drenched with 4” (10 cm) of rain, the fourth …

American Airlines Transcon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Madison After Reports of Smoke in the Cabin

American Airlines Transcon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Madison After Reports of Smoke in the Cabin

An American Airlines flight en route to Los Angeles from New York was forced to make an emergency landing after a report of smoke in the cabin.
American Airlines Flight 3 departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 12:19 p.m. local time.  The A321T – part of American’s special transcon subfleet – landed at 2:20 p.m. local time at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin, after three hours …

‘This is a Major Bomb Cyclone.’ Extreme Weather to Unfold Across the U.S.

‘This is a Major Bomb Cyclone.’ Extreme Weather to Unfold Across the U.S.

No matter where in the United States you may be this week, expect fairly dramatic weather patterns ranging from a bomb cyclone to nor’easters to flash floods.
Travelers should expect hazardous road conditions and, especially in mountainous regions, chain controls and roadway closures, as well as flight delays and cancellations although few had been posted for Monday as of 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday.
California is bracing for extremely heavy rainfall …

Coronavirus News Update – Oct. 2: Vaccinations Approach 200 Million Mark in U.S., California Mandates Jabs for Pupils Over 12

Coronavirus News Update – Oct. 2: Vaccinations Approach 200 Million Mark in U.S., California Mandates Jabs for Pupils Over 12

Saturday will be marked by the 200 millionth person receiving a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.  The number at the start of the day was hovering at the 199.95 mark.
As of Saturday morning, the world has recorded 235.2 million Covid-19 cases and over 4.8 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, 211.9 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.
The average daily number of new …