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Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

As the world crossed the 90 million mark in coronavirus cases, the United States set a new record for daily deaths from the virus, with 4,111 reported Sunday, for a second day in a row.
The total number of deaths from the virus on a global basis is almost two million.  It is over 380,000 in the United States.
A genetic study by researchers at Oxford University found that the new strain …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 2: 33 Countries Report Cases with New Covid-19 Variant

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 2: 33 Countries Report Cases with New Covid-19 Variant

In most parts of the world, the New Year began much the same way the old year ended, with reports of additional coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
At least 33 countries have detected cases of the more transmissible form of the coronavirus, known as Covid-19 B.1.1.7, the latest being Turkey, which closed its borders to U.K. flights.  In the United States, California, Colorado, and Florida have reported cases involving the coronavirus variant. …

JetBlue to Add 4 New Destinations, Miami, Key West, Los Cabos, and Guatemala City

JetBlue to Add 4 New Destinations, Miami, Key West, Los Cabos, and Guatemala City

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer new service to Miami; Key West; Los Cabos; and Guatemala City, Mexico.
The action marks the first time in the airline’s history that it will operate flights to these destinations.
This comes, the airline said, as part of a larger strategy to add 24 new non-stop routes in the first half of 2021 in an effort aimed at “immediately generating to cash revenue” and “capturing” new …

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 4: On Deadliest Day of the Pandemic, L.A. Mayor Says ‘Cancel Everything’

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 4: On Deadliest Day of the Pandemic, L.A. Mayor Says ‘Cancel Everything’

The United States plunged into what may be the darkest days of the pandemic, with a record number of deaths and new cases in the past 24 hours.
On this, the deadliest day of the pandemic, there were 2,885 new deaths and 199,988 new cases, as the total number of Americans who have tested positive for the coronavirus passed 14 million.
The CDC extended the travel warnings it issued for Thanksgiving into …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 30: Dr. Fauci Warns of a Surge on Top of a Surge After Thanksgiving Holiday

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 30: Dr. Fauci Warns of a Surge on Top of a Surge After Thanksgiving Holiday

Millions of Americans travelled home on Sunday, having visited friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control to the contrary.
November is ending with over four million new cases this month, doubling the record set in October.
Health officials across the country are warning of an almost certain increase in cases following the holidays.  FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira, who has studied the pandemic since …

Why Enclosed Outdoor Dining is as Risky as Indoor Dining

Since the start of the pandemic, readers of this magazine have seen stories with headlines that included “Why Indoor Dining is So Risky” and “How to Dine Outdoors Safely.” As outdoor temperatures in many parts of the world begin to fall, and restaurateurs who are only permitted outdoor dining adapt their al-fresco ad hoc dining rooms to compensate, dining under the stars may end up being as risky as dining in …

Los Angeles Adopts Strict Stay-at-Home Order as Virus Cases Surge

Los Angeles Adopts Strict Stay-at-Home Order as Virus Cases Surge

Health officials in Los Angeles County issued a temporary and limited stay-at-home order that goes into effect Monday, as the number of new coronavirus infections continued to rise in the region.
“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the county Department of Health said in a statement.
The county’s …