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St. Regis Plans 11 New Resorts in 8 Countries Including China, Mexico, Morocco, and Qatar

St. Regis Plans 11 New Resorts in 8 Countries Including China, Mexico, Morocco, and Qatar

Marriott International announced that St. Regis Hotels and Resorts will open 11 new resorts within four years, a move that will almost double the number the hotelier’s portfolio of resorts.
The planned locations include Aruba, China, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, and Qatar.
“Our resorts offer a leisure experience inspired by the glamorous private retreats of St. Regis’ founding family, the Astors, and we cannot wait to bring the brand’s …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 30: New Covid Cases Down by Over 25%

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 30: New Covid Cases Down by Over 25%

New coronavirus infections in the U.S. fell by over 25% over the past two weeks. The 14-day average shows a 26% decline and 112,798 new daily cases, while the 14-day average for deaths from the coronavirus is now only 2% higher over the past 14 days, a significant drop as well.  The new figures may indicate that the worst of the current surge, which was fueled by the Delta variant, …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 16: Scientists Disagree Over Need for Booster Shots

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 16: Scientists Disagree Over Need for Booster Shots

A week before it was set to begin, he White House’s plan to roll out additional doses of coronavirus vaccine is in flux as scientists and researchers debate whether they are needed.
Regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised questions on Wednesday about third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, also released on Wednesday, showed that individuals in Israel who …

Coronavirus News Update – August 4: World Crosses 200 Million Mark in Cases

Coronavirus News Update – August 4: World Crosses 200 Million Mark in Cases

The world crossed the 200 million mark in coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the virus surged in many parts of the globe, including in the United States.
As of Wednesday morning, the world has recorded 200.5 million Covid-19 cases and over 4.3 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, 180.7 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.
The average daily number of new coronavirus cases in the …

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 …

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Says China

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Says China

Chinese officials announced that giant pandas are no longer considered to be endangered.
The news comes after decades of work, largely in the Chengdu province, to save the species from extinction by creating large panda preserves across several mountain ranges, which helped drive their population in the wild up to the current figure of 1,800.
Going forward, the giant pandas will be classified as “vulnerable,” Cui Shuhong, director of the Department of …

Coronavirus News Update – June 25: First Covid-19 Case Could Have Emerged in China in October 2019, Says Study

Coronavirus News Update – June 25: First Covid-19 Case Could Have Emerged in China in October 2019, Says Study

The virus that causes Covid-19 could have begun to spread in China as early as in October 2019. This would be two full months before the first case was identified in Wuhan, a new study that was published on Friday there revealed.
As of Friday morning, the world has recorded over 180.9 million mark in Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.98 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks …