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Coronavirus News Update – June 19: Biden Says India Variant is ‘Particularly Dangerous’ for Certain Groups

Coronavirus News Update – June 19: Biden Says India Variant is ‘Particularly Dangerous’ for Certain Groups

President Joseph Biden said that the India, or Delta, variant of the coronavirus is of greater concern than previous mutations of the virus.  “The data is clear: If you are unvaccinated, you’re at risk of getting seriously ill or dying or spreading it,” Biden said during a news conference at the White House. He said the variant “will leave unvaccinated people even more vulnerable than they were a month ago.”
The …

Coronavirus News Update – June 10: U.S. to Donate 500 Million Doses of Vaccine to Poor Nations

Coronavirus News Update – June 10: U.S. to Donate 500 Million Doses of Vaccine to Poor Nations

The United States will spend $3.5 billion to purchase 500 million doses of coronavirus vaccine that it will donate to poor countries across the globe. The donations will be managed by Covax, the global initiative that was created to help vaccinate people in developing countries. The doses will be purchased from Pfizer-BioNTech.
As of Thursday morning, the world has recorded over 175.2 million Covid-19 cases and has seen more than 3.77 …

Coronavirus News Update – June 3: Push to Get People Vaccinated in U.S. Now Includes Childcare and Beer

Coronavirus News Update – June 3: Push to Get People Vaccinated in U.S. Now Includes Childcare and Beer

The push to get people vaccinated in the United States now includes longer pharmacy hours, free childcare for those getting inoculated, and free beer.  “If you’re too busy at work or at school, you can get vaccinated around the clock,” said President Joseph Biden. The administration also said that multiple companies are offering special perks for those who get vaccinated.  These programs include free beer on Independence Day from Anheuser-Busch …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2021

June, the sixth month of the year, derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the celebration of the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year, where it is also the start of meterological summer. Midsummer is observed …

$1.73 Billion West Gates Expansion to Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Opens to the Public

$1.73 Billion West Gates Expansion to Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Opens to the Public

The $1.73 billion West Gates expansion of the Tom Bradley International Terminal opened to passengers Monday.
The stunning new 75,000-square-foot (69,677-square-meter) passenger-friendly facility has five levels and can serve up to 15 aircraft.
“LAX is our gateway to the world  – a global crossroads where dreams take flight and where we welcome the future of our city with open arms,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti at the dedication.  “Completing the West Gates is …

Coronavirus News Update – May 23: Northeast Leads Country in Vaccinations, While the South Lags Behind

Coronavirus News Update – May 23: Northeast Leads Country in Vaccinations, While the South Lags Behind

Vaccination rates vary widely across the country.  The Northeast leads the nation, with over 60% of residents having received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, according to data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The same figure in the South is only 40%.   The rates for California and New York State, two areas which saw some of the greatest suffering amidst the height of the …

Coronavirus News Update – May 22: Is the Pandemic Retreating?

Coronavirus News Update – May 22: Is the Pandemic Retreating?

As the Memorial Day holiday draws nearer, the United States continues on a trajectory that could indicate that the coronavirus pandemic is permanently retreating.  The number of new coronavirus cases there is consistently fewer than 30,000 for the first time since June 2020 and the death rate has dropped to a level last seen in July. While the pace of vaccinations has slowed from its peak of over three million, …