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Coronavirus News Update – June 6: U.S. No Longer on Track to Reach 4th of July Vaccination Target of 70%

Coronavirus News Update – June 6: U.S. No Longer on Track to Reach 4th of July Vaccination Target of 70%

The United States is no longer on track to meet President Joseph Biden’s goal of having 70% of the adult population at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July holiday.   At the current rate, the country will hit that figure in mid July but only reach 67% to 68% by the Independence Day holiday.
As of Sunday morning, the world has recorded over 173.8 million Covid-19 cases and has seen …

First Signia by Hilton to Open in Orlando This Summer

First Signia by Hilton to Open in Orlando This Summer

Hilton Worldwide will reflag the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek as the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the company said in a statement.
The new hotel will open its doors to guests in the summer.
Bonnet Creek Resort is a 70-acre (28 hectare) development adjacent to the southeast corner of Orlando’s Walt Disney World.  It is bordered on three sides by land owned by Disney, however. The resort is surrounded by the …

Coronavirus News Update – May 15: Major Chains Shift Policies on Face Masks in View of New CDC Guidance

Coronavirus News Update – May 15: Major Chains Shift Policies on Face Masks in View of New CDC Guidance

Major U.S. companies are dropping face mask requirements for vaccinated individuals although the new policies rely largely on the honor system. The list of companies making the change includes Costco, Publix, Starbucks, Trader Joes, and Walmart and is applicable only in jurisdictions in the United States that have changed mask policies following the release of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of Saturday morning, the world …

Coronavirus News Update – May 4: FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccine for 12-to-15-Year-Olds

Coronavirus News Update – May 4: FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccine for 12-to-15-Year-Olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 15 by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter. The move will open up the vaccination campaign to a large and now vulnerable population.
As of Tuesday morning, the world has recorded over 155.5 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.23 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a …

American Airlines Announces 17 New Routes

American Airlines Announces 17 New Routes

American Airlines said it plans to launch over 17 new routes including new service to Nassau and multiple flights from Orlando.
Among the new routes will be eight new flights from Orlando, including service to Birmingham, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
The Fort Worth-based carrier will also begin service from Austin to Nassau, Bahamas, in addition to previously announced flights …

Hilton Debuts New Tapestry Collection Hotel in Melbourne, Florida

Hilton Debuts New Tapestry Collection Hotel in Melbourne, Florida

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in Melbourne, Florida. The Hotel Melby is part of the hotel chain’s Tapestry Collection.
The hotel has 180 guestrooms, as well as a 24-hour fitness center. The property also has 2,525 square feet (234 square meters) of meeting and event space.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s Landing Rooftop, which feature American fare.
In celebration of the opening, Hilton is offering members …

Coronavirus News Update – April 6: All American Adults to Be Eligible for Vaccine By Mid-April

Coronavirus News Update – April 6: All American Adults to Be Eligible for Vaccine By Mid-April

President Biden is expected to announce on Tuesday that all adults in the country will be eligible for the vaccine by April 19, nearly two weeks early than his previously announced deadline of May 1. The United States has currently administered over 165 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the most of any country in the world.
As of Tuesday morning, the world has seen 132.57 million Covid-19 cases and almost …