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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 …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 23: Los Angeles Ends Mask Mandate, Pandemic Unemployment Fraud May Have Topped $45 Billion

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 23: Los Angeles Ends Mask Mandate, Pandemic Unemployment Fraud May Have Topped $45 Billion

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 897th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Los Angeles officials ended a mask mandate on public transit and at airports, pandemic unemployment fraud may have topped $45 billion, and manufacturing issues are causing a shortage of Moderna’s new bivalent booster.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over …

Flight Attendant Assaulted by Passenger on American Airlines Flight from Cabo to Los Angeles

Flight Attendant Assaulted by Passenger on American Airlines Flight from Cabo to Los Angeles

American Airlines said that certain personal information of customers and employees was compromised by hackers.   The incident took place approximately two months ago.
The breach only affected “a very small number” of customers and airline employees.  Data that was accessed by the hackers was in employee e-mail accounts.
Customers who were affected by the breach were notified on Friday, the carrier said in a statement.
The world’s largest airline told customers that information …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 25: Twitter Labeled Fact-Based Covid Info as Misinformation, Death Toll in U.K. Doubles

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 25: Twitter Labeled Fact-Based Covid Info as Misinformation, Death Toll in U.K. Doubles

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 868th day of the pandemic.
In what sounds like something from a George Orwell novel, we now know that Twitter, one of the world’s major social media companies, repeatedly labeled factual information about the novel coronavirus and pandemic as misinformation.
This practice, as it were, left researchers, scientists, doctors, and health officials …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 13: L.A. Times Sued for Defamation After Calling Singer ‘Anti-Vaxxer,’ Mask Mandates Return in India

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 13: L.A. Times Sued for Defamation After Calling Singer ‘Anti-Vaxxer,’ Mask Mandates Return in India

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 856th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, face mask mandates return in India and two cruise lines are changing their vaccination requirements for passengers.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over the past 24 hours.
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Joseph Arthur, a singer-songwriter from Akron, Ohio, is suing the Los Angeles …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 25: Haven’t Had Covid? You May Be Next, Cases Mount in Japan

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 25: Haven’t Had Covid? You May Be Next, Cases Mount in Japan

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 837th day of the pandemic.
There’s an ever shrinking minority of people across the globe who believe they’ve never been infected with the novel coronavirus.  Some of them may be wrong.
In my own case, having never tested positive for the virus has made it harder to explain some symptoms that point …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 18: Temperatures and Covid Cases Rise, Lockdown in Chinese Resort

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 18: Temperatures and Covid Cases Rise, Lockdown in Chinese Resort

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 830th day of the pandemic.
As temperatures rise to unprecedented levels in parts of Europe and the United States, coronavirus infections are rising in 40 of 50 states in the union. The increase is particularly evident in the West, Great Plains, and Midwest.
The problem scientists and local officials must confront is …