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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 3: Canada Ends Covid Entry Requirements, Norwegian Drops Testing for the Non-Vaccinated

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 3: Canada Ends Covid Entry Requirements, Norwegian Drops Testing for the Non-Vaccinated

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 907th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Germany instituted strict new mask mandates over the weekend, Norwegian Cruise Line ended testing requirements for the non-vaccinated, and Canada ended Covid-related entry requirements for travelers.
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Nine New York State counties are now at “high risk” of Covid transmission and the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 2: New Wave Puts U.K. Hospitals Under Strain, Germany Returns to Masking

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 2: New Wave Puts U.K. Hospitals Under Strain, Germany Returns to Masking

If you’re on the fence as to whether much of the world will get hit by a severe wave of the coronavirus, you only have to look at Britain, which has been a harbinger of the direction of the pandemic.
Today’s report shows that hospitals there are under severe stress from a dramatic increase in cases (see Statistics, below).  Leading doctors are saying that the surge is a “heavy straw on …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 26: Canada and Hong Kong End Entry Restrictions, Covid in Older Patients May Lead to Alzheimer’s

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 26: Canada and Hong Kong End Entry Restrictions, Covid in Older Patients May Lead to Alzheimer’s

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 900th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Canada and Hong Kong are ending coronavirus travel restrictions, a study found that older coronavirus patients are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, and German Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz tested positive for the virus.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over the …

Oktoberfest 2022 Opens in Munich with Parades and Ceremony After Pandemic Pause

MUNICH—After multiple cancellations amidst the first years of the pandemic, Bürgermeister Dieter Reiter opened the 187th Oktoberfest on Saturday with the exclamation “O’zapft is” (“it’s tapped”) after tapping the first keg with three knocks of a mallet.
The opening was heralded by a 12-gun salute and, as tradition demands, the Bürgermeister handed the first Maß – literally a measure but also a liter – of beer to Bavarian Ministerpräsident Markus Söder.
Prior …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 12: Covid Reducing U.S. Workforce by 500,000, 66 Million Now Under Lockdown in China

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 12: Covid Reducing U.S. Workforce by 500,000, 66 Million Now Under Lockdown in China

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 886th day of the pandemic.
A study published at the start of September found that coronavirus mRNA vaccines produced a mucosal antibody response in people with prior SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, the response was minimal in those who were not previously infected with the virus, the study’s authors noted.
The primary author of …

Private Jet With German Businessman, 3 Others, Crashes into Baltic

Private Jet With German Businessman, 3 Others, Crashes into Baltic

A private jet with four occupants on board crashed into the Baltic Sea off Latvia after flying halfway across Europe from Spain on Sunday without responding to calls from air-traffic controllers.
On board was Karl-Peter Giesemann, a prominent German businessman, and his family, a spokesman for his company, Quick Air, a Cologne-based air charter company, told reporters.
The Cessna 551 took off from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain at 2:56 p.m. …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 4: England Begins to Offer Citizens Updated Booster Shots, German Workers Take Record Sick Days

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 4: England Begins to Offer Citizens Updated Booster Shots, German Workers Take Record Sick Days

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 878th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, German workers took a record number of sick days, residents in Chengdu experienced long delays in mandatory Covid testing over the weekend, and England is rolling out new bivalent booster shots on Monday.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over …