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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 19: Aftermath of Air Mask Mandate Ruling, New York Considers Indoor Mask Order

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 19: Aftermath of Air Mask Mandate Ruling, New York Considers Indoor Mask Order

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 770th day of the pandemic.
Timing is an art, or perhaps it isn’t.
Just days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention renewed its mask mandate for plane and train travel as well as on public transit, a federal judge struck down the mandate, saying it “exceeds the CDC’s statutory …

Coronavirus Morning News Update – April 17: New York City to Move to ‘Medium Risk’ Level, Hong Kong’s Hamster Problem

Coronavirus Morning News Update – April 17: New York City to Move to ‘Medium Risk’ Level, Hong Kong’s Hamster Problem

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 768th day of the pandemic.
In New York City, the first major epicenter in the United States for the pandemic, the pendulum is swinging back after a month of relative freedom from the pandemic.
The Big Apple will likely move to a “medium” Covid-19 alert level within the next week as the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 16: Pandemic Progress Stalls, WHO’s Updated Death Toll Could Total 15 Million

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 16: Pandemic Progress Stalls, WHO’s Updated Death Toll Could Total 15 Million

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 767th day of the pandemic.
The progress the United States was seeing in a reduced number of cases since a pandemic high on January 18, 2022 of 1.2 million new daily infections has been stalled for several weeks and case numbers are actually rising, albeit not to the levels seen during …

New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show returned this week after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus and electric vehicles are commanding the spotlight.
The show opened to the public on Friday following two press days and runs through April 24. The show dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace.
Organizers said they expect …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 15: New York Sees Record Number of New Cases, Shanghai’s Isolation Centers Are Falling Down

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 15: New York Sees Record Number of New Cases, Shanghai’s Isolation Centers Are Falling Down

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 766th day of the pandemic.
Every time we as a society decide that the pandemic is behind us, it roars back to assert its authority and power over us.
Over the past four weeks, the weekly average number of the coronavirus cases in New York City, the first major epicenter of the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 14: Two New Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading Quickly, Shanghai Sees Another Day of Record Cases

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 14: Two New Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading Quickly, Shanghai Sees Another Day of Record Cases

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 765th day of the pandemic.
Today even the subvariants have variants
The number of new Covid cases in the United States rose above the 50,000 mark Wednesday for the first time since March 4 of this year, some six weeks ago.
A good part of the increase may be due to two new …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 12: World Hits 500 Million Mark, Masking Returns, Boris Johnson Broke the Lockdown Law

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 12: World Hits 500 Million Mark, Masking Returns, Boris Johnson Broke the Lockdown Law

 
 
Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 763rd day of the pandemic.
It’s back.  And don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Just as the world crossed the 500 million mark in total Covid cases on Monday, Philadelphia became the first city in the United State to announce a return to indoor masking as cases began to rise quickly, increasing …