Coronavirus

Delta Returns to Pre-Pandemic Boarding Process

Delta Returns to Pre-Pandemic Boarding Process

Delta Air Lines said it had returned to boarding its planes by zones, eliminating one of its last remaining pandemic-era practices, namely front-to-back boarding.
The new – and old – process – allows travelers to board based on elite status with the airline or a partner as well as seat location.
“This update drives efficiency in the boarding process, making it faster and easier for both customers and employees as we continue …

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 …

Fauci Comes Out in Favor of Vaccine Mandate for Air Travel but Not Everyone is On Board

Fauci Comes Out in Favor of Vaccine Mandate for Air Travel but Not Everyone is On Board

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said he would support a Covid vaccine mandate for air travel.
Speaking on MSNBC, he said that testing requirements and vaccine mandates for travel are under consideration but not yet decided, a sentiment confirmed by White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients, who said that the Biden administration is “not taking any measures off the table.”
“I would support that if you want …

Boeing Forecasts $7.2 Trillion Jetliner Market

Boeing Forecasts $7.2 Trillion Jetliner Market

Aircraft maker Boeing said it sees the market for jets rising to $7.2 trillion over the next two decades.
Boeing also said that global aviation will return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, as it raised its 20-year forecast for commercial airplane demand.
The Chicago-based company forecast demand for 43,610 new planes valued at $7.2 trillion by 2040, representing an increase of about 500 planes over last year’s forecast, as it said in …

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 …

New York City Vaccine Passport for Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Museums, and Theaters Now Being Enforced

New York City Vaccine Passport for Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Museums, and Theaters Now Being Enforced

Starting this week, New York City will be enforcing its vaccine passport rules for a variety of venues in the Big Apple.
Diners at restaurants and cafes as well as members of fitness centers, theatergoers, and visitors to museums and other cultural institutions have been showing proof of vaccination to enter since mid-August, but the official enforcement in the city only began Monday.  The policy also applies to guests at hotels …

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 …