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Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 16: United Air Vaccine Mandate On Hold for Workers Claiming Religious or Medical Exemption

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 16: United Air Vaccine Mandate On Hold for Workers Claiming Religious or Medical Exemption

Russia reported its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, health officials there said on Sunday.  The figure – 34,303 – was over 70% higher than the number of new cases just one month ago as the country faces what may be its greatest coronavirus challenge yet.  Just 20,174 new cases were reported on September 19, 2021.
The country’s national coronavirus task force said on …

With ‘Big Expectations,’ United Airlines Will Ramp Up Transatlantic Service in 2022

With ‘Big Expectations,’ United Airlines Will Ramp Up Transatlantic Service in 2022

United Airlines announced a major expansion of its transatlantic service, adding five routes and increasing the frequency of flights to five more including new capital-to-capital service to Berlin from the United States.
In making the announcement. United said it has “big expectations for a rebound in travel to Europe for summer.”
The Chicago-based carrier said it will start new flights from Washington, D.C. to Amman in Jordan and from New York City …

Staff at Marriott Hotel in Germany Tell Singer to Hide His Star of David

Staff at Marriott Hotel in Germany Tell Singer to Hide His Star of David

“Pack dein Stern ein.” “Hide your star,” the German singer Gil Ofarim, said he was told by staff at the Westin Leipzig, a Marriott property in eastern Germany, when he tried to check in on Monday.
Ofarim, known the lead singer of Acht and Zoo Army as well as for his solo career, gained notice with his first single, “Round ‘n’ Round (It Goes),” which became a top 40 hit in …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 22: Cashier Shot in Mask Dispute in Germany, U.N. General Assembly May Become a Superspreader

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 22: Cashier Shot in Mask Dispute in Germany, U.N. General Assembly May Become a Superspreader

Germany remained in shock after the killing of a 20-year-old gas station cashier following an argument over a face mask.  The shooting, which took place in the western town of Idar-Oberstein, occurred, prosecutors said, after the cashier asked a 49-year-old male who wanted to buy beer to put on a mask in compliance with Covid rules.
“The perpetrator then pulled out t a revolver and shot the cashier in the head …

The 2021 Frankfurt Auto Show? It’s Now in Munich

Things were different at the biennial Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, aka the Frankfurt Auto Show, this year.  For one thing, the IAA is now known as IAA Mobility.  It’s also not just about cars anymore, but covers everything from bikes to e-scooters to automobiles.  Oh, and it’s no longer in Frankfurt but rather in Munich.
In short, this is not your father’s IAA.
The show is the automotive industry’s first international event since the …

U.S. Raises Covid Risk Warning for Travel to Germany and Switzerland

U.S. Raises Covid Risk Warning for Travel to Germany and Switzerland

The United States placed Germany, Switzerland, and several other European countries into the high-risk category for contracting the coronavirus and told non-vaccinated individuals to stay away from these locations.
“Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website. “Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations.”
Other countries just added to this category include Azerbaijan, Estonia, North …

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 30: Teacher Not Wearing Mask Infects Half the Class

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 30: Teacher Not Wearing Mask Infects Half the Class

An unidentified and non-vaccinated elementary school teacher who took off her mask to read to the class ended up infecting nearly half of them last May, public health officials in California reported Friday.
Members of the class went on to infect other students, family members at home, and people in the community at large.
The teacher reported for work despite having Covid-19 symptoms, it was reported in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s …