Coronavirus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 26: Canada and Hong Kong End Entry Restrictions, Covid in Older Patients May Lead to Alzheimer’s

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 26: Canada and Hong Kong End Entry Restrictions, Covid in Older Patients May Lead to Alzheimer’s

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 900th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Canada and Hong Kong are ending coronavirus travel restrictions, a study found that older coronavirus patients are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, and German Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz tested positive for the virus.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 25: More Airlines May Fail in Wake of Pandemic, Bill Gates Wants to Curb Infectious Diseases

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 25: More Airlines May Fail in Wake of Pandemic, Bill Gates Wants to Curb Infectious Diseases

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 899th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Bill Gates wants to use his foundation to end infectious disease, the CEO of Pfizer tested positive for Covid, and New York State unveiled a Long Covid website.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over the past 24 hours.
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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 22: Better Indoor Air Quality Will Fight Covid, U.K. Expects Record Cases in the Fall

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 22: Better Indoor Air Quality Will Fight Covid, U.K. Expects Record Cases in the Fall

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 896th day of the pandemic.
There’s something that can be done to reduce the spread of Covid that is unlikely to elicit wacky conspiracy theories and will come with myriad other benefits as well.
Improving air quality and ventilation in public indoor places such as schools will dramatically reduce the spread of …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 21: Biden Walks Back ‘Pandemic Is Over’ Comment, October is Ideal Month for Covid Boosters

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 21: Biden Walks Back ‘Pandemic Is Over’ Comment, October is Ideal Month for Covid Boosters

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 895th day of the pandemic.
October appears to be the ideal window for getting a Covid-19 booster shot and that’s because the protection from the new bivalent booster shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will last through the expected wave of new coronavirus cases in the fall and winter.
White House coronavirus coordinator …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 20 ‘We Are Not Where We Need to Be’ Says Fauci, Workers Remain Fearful of Covid in the Office

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 20 ‘We Are Not Where We Need to Be’ Says Fauci, Workers Remain Fearful of Covid in the Office

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 894th day of the pandemic.
On the heels of President Joseph Biden’s pronouncement that “the pandemic is over,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, took a more realistic view of the subject.
“We are not where we need to be if we are going to quote ‘live with the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 19: Biden Gets It Wrong, The Pandemic Isn’t Over, Mandatory Masking in Australia

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 19: Biden Gets It Wrong, The Pandemic Isn’t Over, Mandatory Masking in Australia

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 893rd day of the pandemic.
“I can’t believe it.  Are you sure the war is over,” a puzzled and skeptical sounding Major Hochstetter (portrayed by Howard Caine) says to someone he believes is a German general but is really Corporal Peter Newkirk (Richard Dawson), in episode 83 of “Hogan’s Heroes,” “War …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 18: Companies Order Workers Back Thinking the Pandemic Is Over, China Quarantine Bus Crash

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 18: Companies Order Workers Back Thinking the Pandemic Is Over, China Quarantine Bus Crash

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 892nd day of the pandemic.
Companies in the United States including major banks and tech companies are ordering workers back left and right this fall, with a subtext of saying that the pandemic is, at least for them, over.  While managers are rosily prognosticating the future of the pandemic for fall …