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Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 17: Biden Says All Americans Could Be Offered Vaccines by ‘End of July’

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 17: Biden Says All Americans Could Be Offered Vaccines by ‘End of July’

President Joseph Biden said Tuesday that all Americans could be offered vaccines “by the end of July” during a town-hall style program on the news network CNN.  He then qualified his statement slightly, saying that the doses of vaccine would “be available” by then, indicating it would not take months to actually inoculate people.
Meanwhile the winter storm wreaking havoc across much of the country is causing significant disruption to vaccination …

Forecast Calls for Cancelled Flights and More Snow

Forecast Calls for Cancelled Flights and More Snow

Most activity in the Northeast along the I-95 Corridor came to a standstill Monday thanks to a mammoth winter storm, and many areas are expected to see snow continue to accumulate for much of Tuesday as well.
Hundreds of flights have already been cancelled in and out of airports in the region. Travelers are advised to check with their airlines before heading to the airport and most airlines are offering travelers the …

Major Winter Storm Brings Northeast to Standstill with ‘Blizzard-Like Conditions’

Major Winter Storm Brings Northeast to Standstill with ‘Blizzard-Like Conditions’

A winter storm with the potential to bring much of the Northeast of a standstill is battering the region Monday morning.
Forecasters are calling for over 20” (51 cm) in New York City, with up to 24” (61 cm) called for elsewhere in the region.  The National Weather Service said to expect “blizzard like conditions possible this morning into this evening” there.
The storm has cancelled thousands of flights and disrupted travel …

Winter Weather Alerts in Effect for Over 100 Million People in U.S.

Winter Weather Alerts in Effect for Over 100 Million People in U.S.

A potent winter storm will hammer parts of the Midwest including Chicago this weekend, and move east, evolving into a nor’easter that will bring heavy snow to the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, to New York City, to Boston.
The storm will be heavy snow, strong winds, coastal flooding, power outages, and significant travel disruptions.
Expect dangerous travel conditions as well as significant flight delays and cancellations as the storm …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 24: Biden Speaks of ‘a Dark Winter,’ U.K. Variant Possibly More Deadly Than Thought

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 24: Biden Speaks of ‘a Dark Winter,’ U.K. Variant Possibly More Deadly Than Thought

“We’re in a dark winter of this pandemic,” said President Joseph Biden at the end of the week, warning that the situation in the United States will get worse before it gets better. He warned that the death toll could rise to over 500,000 this month alone.
As the number of cases of the coronavirus across the globe passed the 99 million mark, with 25.5 million of those in the United …

Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

The travel industry is preparing for the possibility of additional violence ahead of the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
Airlines and airports are adding additional staff and security personnel in and around Washington, D.C., while Airbnb preemptively cancelled all guest reservations in the area for the week of the inauguration.  Earlier in the week, the Federal Aviation Administration threatened anyone who doesn’t comply with …

FAA Head Warns Disruptive Travelers of ‘Monetary Fines or Jail Time’

FAA Head Warns Disruptive Travelers of ‘Monetary Fines or Jail Time’

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration is warning airline passengers that any disruptive behavior will come with steep consequences, vowing that “strong enforcement action” will be taken in cases of unruly behavior.
“As a former airline captain, I can attest from firsthand experience that the cabin crew’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of all passengers,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson in a statement. “I expect all passengers to …