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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 11: EU Ends Mask Recommendation for Air Travel, Bill Gates Tests Positive

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 11: EU Ends Mask Recommendation for Air Travel, Bill Gates Tests Positive

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 762nd day of the pandemic.
The big news this morning is that the European Union said it will no longer recommend that member states mandate face masks on flights and in airports.  The news was announced by two EU agencies, the EU Aviation Safety Agency, known as EASA, and the European …

United Airlines Plots Major Expansion on Flights Between U.S. and Europe

United Airlines Plots Major Expansion on Flights Between U.S. and Europe

United Airlines announced on Tuesday what it termed the largest expansion in its history.
The airline will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights from mid-April through early June, adding new non-stop flights to the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and France as well as to Jordan, Norway, Portugal, and Spain.
The list of cities to be served includes London, Milan, Munich, Nice, and Zürich in addition to Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 13: Will Inflation Turn on a Dime, Apple Employees Return to Campus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 13: Will Inflation Turn on a Dime, Apple Employees Return to Campus

 
Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 764th day of the pandemic.
As expected, the inflation rate for March came out with a record-shattering number, 8.5%.  But just as Covid case numbers can and do turn on a dime – an expression that alludes to the fact that the dime is the smallest-size U.S. coin – so can …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 8: Uptick in Cases Places Broadway Under Siege, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Vaccine Mandate

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 8: Uptick in Cases Places Broadway Under Siege, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Vaccine Mandate

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 759th day of the pandemic.
New Covid cases continue to increase quickly in major cities in the Northeast including New York and Washington, D.C.  The spikes have upended Broadway and off-Broadway, where six shows were forced to press pause this week amidst outbreaks of cases in their respective companies, as well …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 3: Lufthansa Kicks Head of State Off Flight for Refusing to Wear a Mask, Positivity Rates in England Hit New High

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 3: Lufthansa Kicks Head of State Off Flight for Refusing to Wear a Mask, Positivity Rates in England Hit New High

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 754th day of the pandemic.
Despite the fact that some countries, including Britain, are allowing their airlines and airports to relax mask requirements, they remain in effect in most of the world for travel.
And they are being enforced regardless of an individual’s status with an airline, in politics, or show business.
Case …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 20: The Calm Before the Next Covid Storm, Austria Brings Back Indoor Mask Mandate

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 20: The Calm Before the Next Covid Storm, Austria Brings Back Indoor Mask Mandate

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 740th day of the pandemic.
If you’ve noticed it’s been particular quiet on the Covid news front, you haven’t been looking in the right place.  In what serves as the proverbial canary in a coal mine for coronavirus cases in the United States, namely case numbers in Western Europe, notably Austria, …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 16: What Rising Case Numbers in Europe Mean for the U.S.

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 16: What Rising Case Numbers in Europe Mean for the U.S.

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 75th day of 2022.
If you recently started wearing your face mask less often, you might want to reach for it. Two weeks after the United Kingdom ended its remaining coronavirus restrictions, the country is seeing a rise in new infections and hospitalizations, as are multiple countries on the European continent.
Cases …