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U.S. to Maintain Current Travel Restrictions, Citing Delta Covid Variant

U.S. to Maintain Current Travel Restrictions, Citing Delta Covid Variant

The Biden Administration has no plans “at this point” to lift any current travel restrictions as concerns over the highly transmissible India, or Delta, variant rise in lockstep with the number of cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday.
“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point for a few reasons,” Psaki said at a White House briefing.  “The more transmissible Delta variant is spreading both here and …

California, N.Y.C., and Veterans Affairs Issue Covid Vaccination Mandates

California, N.Y.C., and Veterans Affairs Issue Covid Vaccination Mandates

California, New York City, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first state, city, and federal agency on Monday to announce a requirement for coronavirus vaccinations for their employees.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Denis McDonough, said that healthcare personnel who work in or visit Veterans Administration facilities or who provide direct care to people that the agency serves would have eight weeks to get the jab.
Meanwhile, officials in …

Coronavirus News Update – July 26: 60% of U.S. Adults Now Vaccinated, New Calls for Mandatory Vaccinations

Coronavirus News Update – July 26: 60% of U.S. Adults Now Vaccinated, New Calls for Mandatory Vaccinations

As of Sunday, 60% of the U.S. population over the age of 18 is fully vaccinated.  The news comes as municipalities and businesses have started to announce policies that require employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.  New York City will require some 340,000 municipal workers to get the jab by mid September as the Big Apple faces a third wave of the coronavirus, one driven by the …

Unruly Passenger With Children Kicked Off in Orlando Flight While Yelling Homophobic Slurs

Unruly Passenger With Children Kicked Off in Orlando Flight While Yelling Homophobic Slurs

An unruly and homophobic passenger was escorted off an American Airlines flight to Dallas from Orlando was removed from the plane along with her small children after refusing to comply with airline safety regulations and federal face mask requirements.
Kelci Dunavin Cashman, a Dallas-area real estate broker, hurled homophobic epithets at multiple passengers and flight attendants, requiring the aircraft to return to the gate.  She was holding a small child in …

Floodwaters in Germany May Have Caused Over €6 Billion in Damage to Homes, Offices, and Infrastructure

Floodwaters in Germany May Have Caused Over €6 Billion in Damage to Homes, Offices, and Infrastructure

Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national railway operator, said that last week’s flash floods caused at least €1.3 billion ($1.53 billion) to its network, while the deutsche Versicherungswirtschaft, or German Insurance Association estimated that there had been as much as €5 billion in insured losses in Rheinland-Pfalz and Nordrhein-Westfalen provinces.
The death toll in Germany – at least 180 people – is the highest from a natural catastrophe there since a deadly Nordsee …

Unruly Passenger’s Angry Mask Tirade Delays Miami-Bound Flight

Unruly Passenger’s Angry Mask Tirade Delays Miami-Bound Flight

An unruly passenger who wasn’t wearing a face mask caused a major disruption on an American Airlines flight about to depart for Miami International Airport from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday.
Flight 1466 was scheduled to depart at 1:30 p.m. local time but was delayed two hours and one minute by the disruption.
Passengers on the flight told local news media in Miami that the man had come …

Coronavirus News Update – July 25: U.S. ‘Going in the Wrong Direction,’ Says Fauci

Coronavirus News Update – July 25: U.S. ‘Going in the Wrong Direction,’ Says Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, said that the United States is “going in the wrong direction” as the number of coronavirus cases continues to sharply rise.
“If you look at the inflection of the curve of new cases, … it is among the unvaccinated,“ Fauci said on a CNN news interview on Sunday. “And since we have 50% of the country is not fully vaccinated, that’s a …