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Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it had identified a small number of people who had contracted Covid-19 even after being fully vaccinated. The percentage, however, of these so-called breakthrough cases – approximately 5,800 recipients out of around 66 million Americans, or some 0.008% – is not abnormal, the agency said, as the vaccines in the country are highly effective – up to 95% so – but …

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels on Thursday announced a new room category, Kempinski Fit Room.
The new room type features a private workout area and be available at some of the hotelier’s leading properties.
The Fit Room will include a Technogym Bike and Technogym Case as part of a partnership with Technogym, a Cesena, Italy-based company that makes connected fitness gear. The case includes a foam roller, mobility ball, exercise mat, loop bands, and power bands, …

Germany, Struggling with Increasing Cases, Looks at a Stricter Lockdown

Germany, Struggling with Increasing Cases, Looks at a Stricter Lockdown

Even as Britons were out in pubs celebrating the end of their months-long and third lockdown, the Germany government said it was considering a more strict lockdown as the number of new daily coronavirus cases resumed their recent upward trend after a brief lull around the Easter holidays.
The Robert Koch Institut said that there had been 13,245 new cases on Sunday in the country, an increase of 1,049 compared to …

Coronavirus News Update – March 25: U.S. Airlines Start a Return to Normalcy

Coronavirus News Update – March 25: U.S. Airlines Start a Return to Normalcy

Normalcy or need for revenue? Airlines in the United States are starting to revert back to pre-pandemic procedures, dropping the niceties that arose over the past year including empty middle seats. Southwest Airlines has returned to boarding passengers in groups of 30, a change from its temporary policy of boarding people in groups of ten. Meanwhile, most airlines have begun selling out flights, as opposed to having middle seats off …

Coronavirus News Update – March 24: Some Long-Term Covid Patients Feel Better After Vaccination

Coronavirus News Update – March 24: Some Long-Term Covid Patients Feel Better After Vaccination

While new cases are down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States is predicting there will be 558,000 to 578,000 coronavirus deaths there by April 17, using an ensemble forecast.  The previous such forecast, published one week ago, had projected up to 574,000 coronavirus deaths by April 10.
As of Wednesday, the world has recorded 125 million Covid-19 cases since the first cases in December 2019 and …

Many Countries in EU to Restart Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine, Introduce New Lockdowns

Many Countries in EU to Restart Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine, Introduce New Lockdowns

Countries in Europe that had halted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, said they had begun to distribute doses once again after the European Medicines Agency said it was safe to use.
The move came as many of those countries either began or warned of more stringent lockdowns to come in the weeks ahead.
Earlier in the week, Austria reported its highest tally of new coronavirus …

U.S. May Lift Some International Travel Restrictions in May

U.S. May Lift Some International Travel Restrictions in May

The Biden Administration may relax some of the travel restrictions currently in place between the United States and Mexico and Canada, as well as those for international travel from the United Kingdom, the European continent, and Brazil come May.
The news was first reported by CNBC.
The action would be propelled by progress in inoculating people against the coronavirus pandemic by that time.
“There is going to be a sea change in mid-May when …