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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 …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2021

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

Coronavirus News Update – April 23: State of Emergency Declared In Japan, Germany to Enter National Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update – April 23: State of Emergency Declared In Japan, Germany to Enter National Lockdown

States of emergency were declared in Tokyo and Osaka, adding more uncertainty to the Summer Olympic Games that are scheduled to take place in Tokyo in three months. Schools can remain open, but all non-essential businesses will close, as the country continues to battle a fourth wave of the virus. Currently, less than 1% of the country’s population is fully vaccinated.
As of Friday morning, the world has recorded over 145.4 …

Coronavirus News Update – April 22: U.S. Surpasses 200 Million Shots 92 Days Into Biden’s Presidency

Coronavirus News Update – April 22: U.S. Surpasses 200 Million Shots 92 Days Into Biden’s Presidency

President Joseph Biden has now reached his goal of administering 200 million coronavirus vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office. At just 92 days into the new administration, the United States has administered over 215.9 million doses, well surpassing the goal. The president had originally set a timetable for having 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but upped the numbers after reaching that goal in just …

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it had identified a small number of people who had contracted Covid-19 even after being fully vaccinated. The percentage, however, of these so-called breakthrough cases – approximately 5,800 recipients out of around 66 million Americans, or some 0.008% – is not abnormal, the agency said, as the vaccines in the country are highly effective – up to 95% so – but …

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels on Thursday announced a new room category, Kempinski Fit Room.
The new room type features a private workout area and be available at some of the hotelier’s leading properties.
The Fit Room will include a Technogym Bike and Technogym Case as part of a partnership with Technogym, a Cesena, Italy-based company that makes connected fitness gear. The case includes a foam roller, mobility ball, exercise mat, loop bands, and power bands, …

Germany, Struggling with Increasing Cases, Looks at a Stricter Lockdown

Germany, Struggling with Increasing Cases, Looks at a Stricter Lockdown

Even as Britons were out in pubs celebrating the end of their months-long and third lockdown, the Germany government said it was considering a more strict lockdown as the number of new daily coronavirus cases resumed their recent upward trend after a brief lull around the Easter holidays.
The Robert Koch Institut said that there had been 13,245 new cases on Sunday in the country, an increase of 1,049 compared to …