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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 20: Covid Transmission Rises Over 20% in Manhattan, Study Finds 5 Days Isn’t Sufficient Isolation

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 20: Covid Transmission Rises Over 20% in Manhattan, Study Finds 5 Days Isn’t Sufficient Isolation

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 924th day of the pandemic.
It appears the head of lettuce won.
Liz Truss, whose only claim to fame other than tanking the British economy may be that she will have been the last prime minister to have been appointed by Queen Elizabeth II, resigned, fulfilling prophecies inspired by a turn-of-phrase in …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 16: China to Be More ‘Scientific’ in Approach to Pandemic, Supreme Court Lets N.Y. Vaccine Mandate Stand

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 16: China to Be More ‘Scientific’ in Approach to Pandemic, Supreme Court Lets N.Y. Vaccine Mandate Stand

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 920th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Americans are slow to get the new bivalent boosters, the Supreme Court once again New York’s vaccine mandate continue, and China is promising to be more scientific about its approach to the pandemic.
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The Supreme Court denied an emergency challenge to …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 9: BA.2.75 Variant Detected in Los Angeles, Germany to Burn Expired Face Masks

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 9: BA.2.75 Variant Detected in Los Angeles, Germany to Burn Expired Face Masks

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 913th day of the pandemic.
Observant readers of the Morning News Brief are aware that the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States has been in decline, and it’s a trend one hopes will continue
However, the virus has proven itself to be unpredictable and that prompted Dr. Anthony Fauci, …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 8: We Are Entering Our Third Pandemic Winter, Covid Complicates China Communist Party Meeting

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 8: We Are Entering Our Third Pandemic Winter, Covid Complicates China Communist Party Meeting

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 912th day of the pandemic.
The United States is now heading into its third pandemic winter.  If that sounds dire, it should.  If winter is coming, a new wave of Covid cases is not far behind.
Over the past few weeks, the number of new daily Covid cases has been slowly declining, …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 7: Covid Death Rates Higher Among Republicans, New York Warns of “Aggressive” Flu Outbreak

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 7:  Covid Death Rates Higher Among Republicans, New York Warns of “Aggressive” Flu Outbreak

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 911th day of the pandemic.
I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, if you’re a Republican, you have a much higher likelyhood of dying from Covid than a Democrat would.
Multiple studies show consistently higher death rates among Republicans than Democrats and three factors seem to be at play …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 3: Canada Ends Covid Entry Requirements, Norwegian Drops Testing for the Non-Vaccinated

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 3: Canada Ends Covid Entry Requirements, Norwegian Drops Testing for the Non-Vaccinated

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 907th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Germany instituted strict new mask mandates over the weekend, Norwegian Cruise Line ended testing requirements for the non-vaccinated, and Canada ended Covid-related entry requirements for travelers.
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Nine New York State counties are now at “high risk” of Covid transmission and the …

United Airlines to (Once Again) End Service at JFK Airport

United Airlines to (Once Again) End Service at JFK Airport

United Airlines, which famously ended service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2015, is once again discontinuing operations there after a much heralded albeit brief return in March 2021.
In a memorandum to employees on Friday that was viewed by Frequent Business Traveler, the Chicago-based carrier said that it had had “constructive” conversations with the Federal Aviation Administration concerning the expansion of its presence at JFK. The FAA’s …