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Lyft Intros New Lower Cost Option, Wait and Save

Lyft Intros New Lower Cost Option, Wait and Save

Ride-hailing service Lyft introduced a lower priced service, Wait and Save.
The new option will cost travelers who are willing to wait longer for a car approximately 8% to 12% less than the standard fare.  The company discontinued its shared-ride service amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak.
“We know that there are many who rely on Lyft during this time for rides to the grocery store or pharmacy, to work at essential businesses, …

Coronavirus Update: Virus Reached France in December, Norwegian Cruise Line May Fail, Pfizer Begins Vaccine Trial

Coronavirus Update: Virus Reached France in December, Norwegian Cruise Line May Fail, Pfizer Begins Vaccine Trial

IN BRIEF
As the death toll across the globe passed the 250,000 mark, doctors in France said they believe a patient had the novel Coronavirus in late December after retesting samples taken at the time. The patient was originally diagnosed with a case of pneumonia.  The diagnosis was days before China reported what was then an unknown ailment to the World Health Organization and a month before the virus was originally …

Coronavirus Update: Death Rate Continues to Fall in New York, People May Need Annual Vaccines, Macy’s to Reopen

Coronavirus Update: Death Rate Continues to Fall in New York, People May Need Annual Vaccines, Macy’s to Reopen

IN BRIEF
An Oxford scientist who is working on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus said that Covid-19 shots will be like flu shots: You’ll need to get one every year.
The administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, said she found the at Michigan’s state Capitol last week “devastatingly worrisome” given the lack of social-distancing precautions taken.
Officials in New York State said that schools will remain closed for the remainder of …

Coronavirus Update: Russian Prime Minister Tests Positive, Death Toll in U.S. Crosses 60,000, Oktoberfest Cancelled

Coronavirus Update: Russian Prime Minister Tests Positive, Death Toll in U.S. Crosses 60,000, Oktoberfest Cancelled

IN BRIEF
In the United States, federal guidelines for shutdowns will soon expire without being renewed, leaving some states to press ahead to reopen.
Early results of a U.S. trial showed that treatment with remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug manufactured by Remdisivir, can speed recovery in Covid-19 patients.
Service on the New York City subway system, one of the only 24-hour systems in the world, will be halted each day between 1 a.m. …

Coronavirus Update: U.S. Economy Shrank 4.8%, New CDC Figures Reveal True Death Toll, Trump Wants Visitors to be Tested

Coronavirus Update: U.S. Economy Shrank 4.8%, New CDC Figures Reveal True Death Toll, Trump Wants Visitors to be Tested

IN BRIEF
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus hit a somber milestone, having surpassed the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the period 1955 to 1975.
The U.S. Commerce Department said that the U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate in the first quarter. The decline was its biggest contraction since the 2008 financial crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the number of …

Coronavirus Update: Scientists at Oxford May Have Vaccine, U.S. Cases Near 1 Million, R0 Rises in Germany

Coronavirus Update: Scientists at Oxford May Have Vaccine, U.S. Cases Near 1 Million, R0 Rises in Germany

IN BRIEF
Countries that are eager to loosen restrictions put in place to combat the novel coronavirus would be “balancing lives against livelihoods,” the head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned.
Germany reported that the rate at which the novel coronavirus is reproducing, known as R0, has risen to 1.0 from 0.7 on April 17, the date on which officials began to relax stay-at-home orders.  Prior to the …

Coronavirus Update: Caseload Now 3 Million, Italy to Ease Lockdown, Some States Begin to Reopen

Coronavirus Update: Caseload Now 3 Million, Italy to Ease Lockdown, Some States Begin to Reopen

IN BRIEF
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus crossed the three million mark on Monday, as the known death toll surpassed 200,000.
Even though some states are loosening restrictions, people in the United States will need continue to practice social distancing through at least the summer, health officials cautioned. Boris Johnson returned to No. 10 Downing Street after recovering from the virus, and the official death toll crossed the 200,00 …