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Shanghai Dethrones London as World’s Most Connected City as Coronavirus Shakes Up International Travel

Shanghai Dethrones London as World’s Most Connected City as Coronavirus Shakes Up International Travel

Move over, London. The title of the world’s most connected city amidst the coronavirus pandemic is Shanghai, according to the International Air Transport Association.
A new report from IATA says that the number of cities connected directly by air service was 36% below pre-pandemic levels at the end of last month.
“The dramatic shift demonstrates the scale at which the world’s connectivity has been re-ordered over the last months,” said Sebastian Mikosz, a …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 25: CDC Updates Contact Tracing Guidance, United Could Fire Mask Policy Non-Compliant Employees

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 25: CDC Updates Contact Tracing Guidance, United Could Fire Mask Policy Non-Compliant Employees

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance for contact tracing just as the U.S. added over one million new coronavirus cases each of the two past weeks.  The updated guidance calls for health departments to focus their efforts on individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus within the previous six days. It also calls for a focus on individuals who are at the greatest risk of …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 16: U.S. Hospitalizations Reach New High, Germans Should Brace for ‘Severe Measures’ Until Easter

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 16: U.S. Hospitalizations Reach New High, Germans Should Brace for ‘Severe Measures’ Until Easter

On Sunday, Bundeswirtschaftsminister or Economic Affairs Minister Peter Altmaier told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that Germans should brace for severe measures until Easter, another four to five months, in order to stem the spread of coronavirus infections.   Looking ahead to December, Altmaier said “What we can afford to do for Christmas depends entirely on how disciplined and successful we are in fighting the pandemic,” noting that the country reduced …

Coronavirus News Update – November 5, 2020: U.S. Records 100,000 Cases for the First Time

Coronavirus News Update – November 5, 2020: U.S. Records 100,000 Cases for the First Time

The United States reported 102,830 new cases on Wednesday according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, the first time the new daily case figure crossed that barrier. The number of new daily cases is up 51% over the past days.  Five states – Maine, Minnesota, Indiana, Nebraska and Colorado – also set single-day case records.
The United Kingdom entered its second lockdown since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 16 – Economic Damage from Pandemic 4 Times Worse Than Financial Crisis

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 16 – Economic Damage from Pandemic 4 Times Worse Than Financial Crisis

As the world headed towards 30 million coronavirus cases, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said that the damage to the world’s economies from the pandemic was four times greater than the 2009 global financial crisis.
Macy’s said it would scale back its annual Thanksgiving Day parade in New York to be a television-only event.  The department store chain said that the event will take place around its flagship store …

Coronavirus News: Monday, August 24 – Over 800,000 Deaths, 15 States Report Outbreaks at Colleges

Coronavirus News: Monday, August 24 –  Over 800,000 Deaths, 15 States Report Outbreaks at Colleges

The worldwide number of virus cases currently stands at 23.39 million, an increase of almost 262,000 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths crossed the 800,000 mark over the weekend: Almost 808,753 people have died thus far and 15.9 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number …

Coronavirus News: Thursday, August 20 – Wuhan Officials Hid Early Coronavirus Data from Beijing

Coronavirus News: Thursday, August 20 – Wuhan Officials Hid Early Coronavirus Data from Beijing

The worldwide number of virus cases c currently stands at 22.65 million.  Over 792,000 people have died thus far and 15.36 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, with 5.7 million as of Tuesday.  The coronavirus death toll there is over 176,000. Officials reported 43,006 new …