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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 …

Delta Plans More Flights to China

Delta Plans More Flights to China

Delta Air Lines announced it will add two weekly flights to Shanghai following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation and China’s aviation authority that the two nations will double the number of round-trip flights permitted between the two nations.
Delta currently operates two round-trip flights to Shanghai, via Seoul, each week.  It will increase that figure to four by adding flights from Seattle and Detroit.
In making the announcement, Delta …

United Airlines to Increase Flights to Shanghai

United Airlines to Increase Flights to Shanghai

Following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation and China’s aviation authority that the two nations will double the number of round-trip flights permitted between the two nations, United Airlines said it would increase the number of flights it operates to Shanghai.
United currently operates two round-trip flights to Shanghai, via Seoul, each week.  It will increase that figure to four.
The Chicago-based airline has served mainland China for more than …

U.S. and China Agree to Double Number of Flights Permitted Between the 2 Nations

U.S. and China Agree to Double Number of Flights Permitted Between the 2 Nations

The United States and China announced plans to double the amount of flights that each nation’s airline will be permitted to operate per week between the two countries.
That figure will go from four to eight.
The move was announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which said that China’s aviation authority had decided to permit an expanded number of flights to be operated by United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
United Airlines, …

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 31, 2020 – Four States Break Single-Day Record for New Virus Cases

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 31, 2020 –  Four States Break Single-Day Record for New Virus Cases

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe now stands at 17.59 million, an increase of over 287,000 people over the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 11 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 678,911.
The number of daily deaths was 6,427 on Thursday and 6,998 on Wednesday.
In the United States and its territories, …