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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 20: How Pandemics Influence City Planning, Macau Closes Shops and Businesses

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 20: How Pandemics Influence City Planning, Macau Closes Shops and Businesses

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 802nd day of the pandemic
At the onset of the Spanish Flu on the television program Downton Abbey, Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, commented: “Wasn’t there a masked ball in Paris when cholera broke out? Half the guests were dead before they left the ballroom.”
Her son, Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, replied …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 18: Is Autocracy or Democracy Better in Fighting Pandemic, New York Readies Vaccines for Toddlers

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 18: Is Autocracy or Democracy Better in Fighting Pandemic, New York Readies Vaccines for Toddlers

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 800th day of the pandemic.
The 2022 Democracy Perception Index is out and, despite the harshness of the response to the pandemic in Asia, it found that, when it came to how citizens perceive their governments’ response, the average satisfaction rate in Asia was significantly higher than in Europe and Latin …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 16: Dr. Fauci Tests Positive, Mick Jagger Recovering, Cases Surge in Alaska

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 16: Dr. Fauci Tests Positive, Mick Jagger Recovering, Cases Surge in Alaska

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 798th day of the pandemic.
It was bound to happen.
On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Fauci was “experiencing mild symptoms,” the National Institutes of Health said in a statement.  He has been one of the more prudent individuals in taking precautions …

Coronavirus Morning News Briefing – June 12: Amazon Employee Sues for Home Office Costs, Cruise Industry Wants Changes to CDC Rules

Coronavirus Morning News Briefing – June 12: Amazon Employee Sues for Home Office Costs, Cruise Industry Wants Changes to CDC Rules

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 794th day of the pandemic.
Companies and most employees have always considered the elimination of the commute along with fuel costs and wear and tear on an automobile to be a fair exchange for the opportunity to work at home.  Personal attire costs also typically drop as do dry-cleaning expenses.
That wasn’t …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 31: WHO Acts to Speed Response to Global Health Emergencies, Shanghai Prepares to Reopen

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 31: WHO Acts to Speed Response to Global Health Emergencies, Shanghai Prepares to Reopen

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 782nd day of the pandemic.
While things around you may look normal, whatever that term is supposed to mean, it’s worthy of note that Covid cases in the United States are on the rise and the average number of new daily infections is four times that of last Memorial Day.
Meanwhile, over …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 20: Covid Cases Climb in U.S., Milwaukee Reinstates School Mask Mandate

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 20: Covid Cases Climb in U.S., Milwaukee Reinstates School Mask Mandate

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 771st day of the pandemic.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine took hold of the news cycle starting at the end of February but the coronavirus pandemic is now vying for equal space above the fold.
Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the United States thanks to the highly infectious BA.2.12.1 subvariant of …

Storms Cause Thousands of Delays and Cancellations on the East Coast

Storms Cause Thousands of Delays and Cancellations on the East Coast

A series of major storms in the Northeast and in Florida on Thursday caused thousands of flight delays and cancellations that had a domino effect across the entire country.
Over 8,000 flights within, flying into, or departing the United States were delayed, including 1,400 on Southwest Airlines, 956 on American Airlines, 944 on Delta Air Lines, 736 on United Airlines, and 586 on JetBlue Airways, according to data from FlightAware, a …