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Southwest Plans 9 New Non-Stop Routes to Austin

Southwest Plans 9 New Non-Stop Routes to Austin

Southwest Airlines announced plans to launch nine new non-stop routes to and from Austin next year.
The flights are timed to start right before the spring break travel season.
The Dallas-based carrier will launch daily non-stop service linking Austin with both Amarillo and Midland, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Ontario, California on March 10, 2022.
On March 12, Southwest will introduce service connecting Austin with Puerto Vallarta as well as seasonal …

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 30: Teacher Not Wearing Mask Infects Half the Class

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 30: Teacher Not Wearing Mask Infects Half the Class

An unidentified and non-vaccinated elementary school teacher who took off her mask to read to the class ended up infecting nearly half of them last May, public health officials in California reported Friday.
Members of the class went on to infect other students, family members at home, and people in the community at large.
The teacher reported for work despite having Covid-19 symptoms, it was reported in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s …

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 25: U.S Could Get Covid ‘Under Control’ by Spring if More People Get Vaccinated, Says Fauci

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 25: U.S Could Get Covid ‘Under Control’ by Spring if More People Get Vaccinated, Says Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, once again urged the public to get vaccinated.  Speaking on a CNN news program, Fauci told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that, if the “overwhelming majority” of the U.S. population did so, the United States could have the pandemic “under control” by next spring.
“We hope we’ll be there … but there’s no guarantee because it’s up to us,” he added.
As of Wednesday morning, …

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 22: Gulf Coast Hospitals Overwhelmed by Covid Cases, Leaving Region With No Open ICU Beds

Coronavirus News Update – Aug. 22: Gulf Coast Hospitals Overwhelmed by Covid Cases, Leaving Region With No Open ICU Beds

The Gulf Coast in the United States, an area that encompasses a shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, now has no ICU beds available after being overwhelmed by Covid cases.  The average hospitalization rate in coastal cities such as Mobile, Alabama; Gulfport Mississippi; and Panama City, Florida; is considerably higher than their states’ as a whole.
The average patient is less frequently an elderly, at-risk individual but younger people who are …

Coronavirus News Update – August 16: Texas Supreme Court Upholds Governor’s Mask Mandate Ban

Coronavirus News Update – August 16: Texas Supreme Court Upholds Governor’s Mask Mandate Ban

The Texas Supreme Court upheld the state’s governor’s mask ban, at least for the moment. The court granted the state an emergency stay of an appellate court ruling that would have allowed mask mandates for schools. The ruling is temporary because the entire court must make a final ruling.
As of Monday morning, the world has recorded 208.2 million Covid-19 cases and 4.34 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks …

Coronavirus News Update – July 31: ‘The War Has Changed,’ Says Internal CDC Document

Coronavirus News Update – July 31: ‘The War Has Changed,’ Says Internal CDC Document

In little under a week, the ongoing fight against the coronavirus dramatically shifted, after U.S. health officials on Tuesday reversed earlier guidance and recommended that even those who are fully vaccinated don face masks in public indoor spaces in many parts of the country.
“The war has changed,” as one document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was leaked to the media so aptly put it.
An internal CDC …

Coronavirus News Update – July 13: France Reimposes Restrictions, Some Visitors Face Quarantine

Coronavirus News Update – July 13: France Reimposes Restrictions,  Some Visitors Face Quarantine

French officials are tightening Covid-19 restrictions once again.  Starting in August, only people who are vaccinated or recently tested negative for the virus will be allowed in bars, restaurants, and malls in the country, President Emmanuel Macron announced Monday. The new restrictions will also apply on trains and domestic flights as well as in theaters, concert halls, amusement parks, hospitals, and nursing homes. 
Visitors to the country who aren’t vaccinated …