Coronavirus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 11: Canada Is Pausing Random In-Airport Covid Tests, Panic Buying Hits Shanghai

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 11: Canada Is Pausing Random In-Airport Covid Tests, Panic Buying Hits Shanghai

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 793rd day of the pandemic.
The requirement for travelers to the United States to produce a negative test for the coronavirus goes away at the stroke of midnight early Sunday morning, but does not mean that it’s safe to travel if you test positive and are planning to fly, literally anywhere.
The …

U.S. to Drop Covid Testing Requirement for Travelers Arriving From Foreign Countries

U.S. to Drop Covid Testing Requirement for Travelers Arriving From Foreign Countries

The United States will end on Sunday the requirement for people arriving in the country by air to test negative for the coronavirus.
The requirement was first put into effect 17 months ago and was tightened last December to require negative tests taken within 24 hours of departure.  It will end Sunday at 12:01 a.m.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will reassess the decision in 90 days, a senior …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 9: China Believes Wind From North Korea is Bringing Covid, U.S. to Reallocate Covid Funds to Vaccines

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 9: China Believes Wind From North Korea is Bringing Covid, U.S. to Reallocate Covid Funds to Vaccines

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 791st day of the pandemic.
It’s an ill wind blaws naebody gude, wrote Sir Walter Scott in Rob Roy in the early 19th century.
Officials in the Chinese border city of Dandong might wish to update this to “it’s an ill wind that blows Covid across the border with North Korea.”
They believe …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 8: Moderna Says New Version of Vaccine Fights Omicron Better, Two New Variants Gain Ground

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 8: Moderna Says New Version of Vaccine Fights Omicron Better, Two New Variants Gain Ground

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 790th day of the pandemic.
There’s a new reason the CDC wants you to wear a mask while traveling, namely for monkeypox.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that travelers should take greater precautions while traveling, including donning a face mask.
The risk of monkeypox is still low but the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 7: Boris Johnson Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote, FDA Advisors Review Novavax Non-MRNA Vaccine

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 7: Boris Johnson Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote, FDA Advisors Review Novavax Non-MRNA Vaccine

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 789th day of the pandemic.
Waste not, want not.
The proverbial saying, which can be traced back to at least 1772, comes from an even more alliterative version, namely “willful waste makes woeful want,” which dates back even further to 1576.
But I digress.
Apparently, over 82 million coronavirus vaccine doses have gone to …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 6: Western U.S. Eclipses Northeast in Latest Surge, U.K. Prime Minister Faces Vote of No Confidence

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 6: Western U.S. Eclipses Northeast in Latest Surge, U.K. Prime Minister Faces Vote of No Confidence

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 788th day of the pandemic.
Shoppers are fickle and clothing buyers are perhaps among the most mercurial.
Fashions that were all the rage in the first two years of the pandemic, namely casualwear and activewear items, are being left behind .  Now that there has been some movement in returning to the …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 5: Covid Death Rate 5X Higher for Low Paid Workers, Republican Candidate Guilty of Misuse of Pandemic Funds

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 5: Covid Death Rate 5X Higher for Low Paid Workers, Republican Candidate Guilty of Misuse of Pandemic Funds

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 787th day of the pandemic.
A new study led by a University of South Florida epidemiologist found that most working-age Americans who died of the coronavirus during the first year of the pandemic were essential workers in socioeconomic positions that required prolonged contact with others.
The study found that Covid-19 mortality was …