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Coronavirus News Update – March 7: Israel Opens to Vaccine Passport Holders, Disneyland to Reopen

Coronavirus News Update – March 7: Israel Opens to Vaccine Passport Holders, Disneyland to Reopen

The pandemic continues to dramatically change the world.  Since December 2019, the coronavirus has infected over 117 million people across the globe, according to data from Worldometer, which tracks such information.  The global death toll has reached over 2.6 million
Israel, which has outpaced the rest of the world in inoculating its citizenry, reopened the country to so-called “Green Pass” holders, those who have been fully inoculated against the coronavirus.  Restaurants …

Alaska to Launch 4 New Routes Linking California and Montana

Alaska to Launch 4 New Routes Linking California and Montana

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin four new routes between California and Montana this summer. The carrier will launch flights from Los Angeles and San Diego to Kalispell, Montana on May 20, as well as flights from San Diego and San Francisco to Bozeman on June 17.
Alaska will operate flights between Los Angeles and Kalispell on Wednesdays and Saturdays and flights between San Diego and Kalispell on Mondays, …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Intrastate Flights in ‘California, On Us’ Promo

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Intrastate Flights in ‘California, On Us’ Promo

Alaska Airlines announced a new promotion for California residents that offers them complimentary intrastate flights.
As part of the  “California, On Us” promotion, anyone who lives in California and enrolls in the airline’s Mileage Plan loyalty program by March 3 will receive a discount code good for a flight to any of the airline’s destinations within California.
The first 25,000 California residents who register will receive the code for a complimentary flight …

Ojai Valley Inn Reopens Following Major Renovation

Ojai Valley Inn Reopens Following Major Renovation

The Ojai Valley Inn announced its reopening following the completion of a $5 million renovation project.
The renovation work included what the hotel termed “a new, modern luxury inspired design” for Spa Ojai, the hotel’s spa.  The project included a complete redesign of the spa’s 24 treatment rooms and all public spaces.
The scope of the work included the addition of infrared saunas, new outdoor showers, and updates to the spa’s locker …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 26: New Mutation Worries Scientists as Global Deaths Cross 2.5 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 26: New Mutation Worries Scientists as Global Deaths Cross 2.5 Million Mark

The world has recorded over 113.5 million coronavirus cases since the appearance of the virus in late 2019, while the death toll on Thursday crossed the 2.5 million mark. In the United States, over 29 million people have been infected, and the death toll there is over 520,000.
The death toll in California from the coronavirus hit the 50,000 mark Wednesday. The Golden State has lost more residents to the coronavirus than …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 13: Could Pandemic Be Over by April?

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 13: Could Pandemic Be Over by April?

Analysts at JP Morgan believe the pandemic could be “effectively” over by April.  The timeline is much faster than most epidemiologists and economists have forecast.“The spread of the B.1.1.7. variant is not inconsistent with an overall decline of Covid and an end of the pandemic in Q2 due to vaccination, natural immunity, seasonality, and other factors,” wrote Marco Kolanovic, the bank’s head of quantitative and derivative strategy. “…While the dataset …

White House Considers Domestic Restrictions on Travel to Florida as Virus Mutations Multiply

White House Considers Domestic Restrictions on Travel to Florida as Virus Mutations Multiply

Amidst a significant increase in the number of new infections from the U.K. and other variants, White House officials are considering a range of domestic travel restrictions.
The restrictions are aimed at where the new infections are most prevalent, which is currently in Florida and California, the Miami Herald reported.
“There are active conversations about what could help mitigate spread here, but we have to follow the data and what’s going to …