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Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, August 3, 2020 – Worldwide Cases Crosses 18.5 Mark

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, August 3, 2020 – Worldwide Cases Crosses 18.5 Mark

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe crossed the 18 million mark over the weekend now stands at 18.31 million, an increase of over 256,000 people over the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 11.5 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 694,057.
The number of daily deaths was 4,421 on Sunday.
In the United …

Coronavirus News: August 3 – Trump Opposes Mandatory Masks on Flights, One Airport Goes to the Dogs

Coronavirus News: August 3  – Trump Opposes Mandatory Masks on Flights, One Airport Goes to the Dogs

As the number of coronavirus cases crossed the 17.5 million mark worldwide, the Trump Administration came out against a measure under consideration in Congress that would make wearing masks mandatory on all U.S. passenger flights.  “This requirement is overly restrictive, and such decisions should be left to States, local governments, transportation systems, and public health leaders,” a spokesman said.
President Trump also rebuked Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute …

Coronavirus News: August 1 – California First State with 500,000 Cases, Infections Rise in Germany

Coronavirus News: August 1 – California First State with 500,000 Cases, Infections Rise in Germany

California becomes first state to surpass 500,000 cases in troubling milestone as it broke the previous record for daily Covid-19 deaths.
In Germany, the number of new daily coronavirus cases topped 800 after remaining below 500 for weeks, the Robert Koch Institut said earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, the Canadian government is cracking down on those individuals who are traveling through the country to reach the state of Alaska.  Americans and visitors …

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 31, 2020 – Four States Break Single-Day Record for New Virus Cases

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 31, 2020 –  Four States Break Single-Day Record for New Virus Cases

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe now stands at 17.59 million, an increase of over 287,000 people over the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 11 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 678,911.
The number of daily deaths was 6,427 on Thursday and 6,998 on Wednesday.
In the United States and its territories, …

Coronavirus News: July 31 – Dr. Fauci Reassures Congress U.S. Will Soon Have a Vaccine

Coronavirus News: July 31 – Dr. Fauci Reassures Congress U.S. Will Soon Have a Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress on Friday that the country will have a vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021 and cast doubt on a study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit that was touted by President Trump and others. The research showed an apparent benefit for hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug the president has frequently mentioned as a treatment for Covid-19.
Officials in Florida said they were putting …

United Airlines to Resume 25 International Routes

United Airlines to Resume 25 International Routes

United Airlines said Friday that it plans to resume service on 25 international routes in September as a recovery in travel continues to appear to stall.
The airline said it will fly approximately 30% of its September 2020 international schedule, compared to the same period in 2019, a five-point increase over August.  Overall, it will fly 37% of its schedule compared to 2019, with a 4% increase in capacity compared to …

British Airways’ Parent to Get $1 Billion Cash Infusion from American Express

British Airways’ Parent to Get $1 Billion Cash Infusion from American Express

British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group announced a multi-year renewal of its worldwide partnership agreement with American Express.
Under the terms of the renewal, American Express pay IAG Loyalty, an IAG subsidiary, £750 million ($987 million), the majority of which will be used for the pre-purchase of Avios points, said Steve Gunn, the group’s CFO.
The cash infusion comes at a time when the airline group is struggling to raise cash. British Airways …