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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 25: CDC Says Monkeypox Does Not Spread Like Covid, 1 in 5 Patients May Develop Long Covid

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 25: CDC Says Monkeypox Does Not Spread Like Covid, 1 in 5 Patients May Develop Long Covid

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 776th day of the pandemic.
A new virus is in the headlines, monkeypox.  Fortunately – and unlike SARS-CoV-2, this virus is not spread easily by air.
“Respiratory spread is not the predominant worry,” said Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, an official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a call with …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 23: New York City’s Fifth Wave, Mask Mandates Return to Philadelphia, and Today’s Statistics

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 23: New York City’s Fifth Wave, Mask Mandates Return to Philadelphia, and Today’s Statistics

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 774th day of the pandemic.
Covid cases are on the rise as the Memorial Day holiday in the United States approaches.
If you’re planning to travel for the Memorial Day holiday – or indeed for any other reason – one pre-departure item should be taking a coronavirus test before leaving.
Indeed, the U.S. …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 22: New York City Now a ‘High’ Risk Area, North Korea Says Outbreak is Slowing

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 22: New York City Now a ‘High’ Risk Area, North Korea Says Outbreak is Slowing

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 772nd day of the pandemic.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over the past 24 hours.
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The latest data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention shows that New York State has only one county – out of 62 total – that is still at Level 1, or …

‘Dangerously Hot’ Weather with Record-Breaking Temperatures to Hit in Northeast, While Snow Continues to Fall in the Rockies

‘Dangerously Hot’ Weather with Record-Breaking Temperatures to Hit  in Northeast, While Snow Continues to Fall in the Rockies

As many as 19 states could break or tie temperature records this weekend as a “large dome of heat” moves from the South to the East Coast and up into the Northeast, the National Weather service said.
The weather will be “dangerously hot across the east,” the agency said in a statement on Saturday, with temperatures at or above 90° F (32° C).
The NWS is predicting that Boston will see a …

United Opens New United Club at Newark Airport, Lounge is Airline’s Largest

United Opens New United Club at Newark Airport, Lounge is Airline’s Largest

United Airlines announced the opening of its latest United Club lounge, the largest in its system.
Located at Newark Liberty International Airport, the new 30,000-square -foot (2,782-square-meter) lounge accomodates almost 500 people.
Amenities include shower suites and a barista-staffed coffee bar as well as superb views of the Manhattan skyline. The furniture was locally sourced from the New York metropolitan area.
The Chicago-based carrier said that its passengers were foremost in its thinking …

Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least June, Some to Continue to Also Require Vaccine Passports

Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least June, Some to Continue to Also Require Vaccine Passports

Broadway theaters will continue to require that all theatergoers are masked in order to gain entry, owners and operators of the 41 Broadway houses said Friday.
The Broadway League, the group that represents theater owners, said that the policy would remain in force until at least June 30, 2022.
Masks must remain in place, covering the mouth and nose, at all times in the theater, except when briefly drinking a beverage.  Broadway …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 20: North Korea’s ‘Explosive’ Outbreak Due to Military Parade Superspreader, Worrisome Trend in Wastewater

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 20: North Korea’s ‘Explosive’ Outbreak Due to Military Parade Superspreader, Worrisome Trend in Wastewater

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 771st day of the pandemic.
In March of this year, New York City, in a move approved by Mayor Eric Adams, approved a Covid alert system that now calls for the institution of a mask mandate for public indoor settings based on the current transmission risk level.
There’s only one problem: Mayor …