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Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 26: New Mutation Worries Scientists as Global Deaths Cross 2.5 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 26: New Mutation Worries Scientists as Global Deaths Cross 2.5 Million Mark

The world has recorded over 113.5 million coronavirus cases since the appearance of the virus in late 2019, while the death toll on Thursday crossed the 2.5 million mark. In the United States, over 29 million people have been infected, and the death toll there is over 520,000.
The death toll in California from the coronavirus hit the 50,000 mark Wednesday. The Golden State has lost more residents to the coronavirus than …

Movie Theaters in New York, London to Reopen

Movie Theaters in New York, London to Reopen

Movie theaters in New York City will be able to reopen next month, albeit at limited capacities, while those in London will be able to reopen in May.
The move comes almost exactly at the one-year point after theaters closed in the state, namely on March 12, 2020.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan on Monday at a news conference.
Starting on March 5, cinemas in the Big Apple can …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 22: U.S. Crosses 500,000 Mark in Covid-19 Deaths

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 22: U.S. Crosses 500,000 Mark in Covid-19 Deaths

The United States crossed the 500,000 mark in coronavirus-related deaths at some point over the weekend, a little over one year after the first death from the coronavirus occurred in the country in Washington state.  The milestone as crossed as the number of new cases there continued to decline on a steep slope.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease doctor and the Biden administration’s chief medical officer, forecast “a …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 20: Biden Sees ‘Normalcy’ Ahead, CDC Finds Vaccines ‘Safe’

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 20: Biden Sees ‘Normalcy’ Ahead, CDC Finds Vaccines ‘Safe’

U.S. President Joseph Biden predicted that the nationwould be “approaching normalcy by the end of this year,” but warned that he can’t make that a “commitment to you.” The president made his remarks while visiting a Pfizer plant outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, which currently manufactures the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Research conducted in Israel found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides strong protection against the coronavirus after one dose. In addition, Pfizer and BioNTech said …

American Airlines to Offer New Premium Transcon Service to Orange County from JFK

American Airlines to Offer New Premium Transcon Service to Orange County from JFK

American Airlines announced plans to offer premium transcon service between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.
The airline will operate the new service using its Airbus A321T subfleet.
The A321T has ten suites in the first-class cabin, 20 lie-flat seats in business, 36 seats in its premium economy lite section, and 36 seats in coach.
In first, the ten fully lie-flat seats are …

‘Long Duration’ Winter Storm to Bring Snow and Ice to Northeast

‘Long Duration’ Winter Storm to Bring Snow and Ice to Northeast

Yet another major winter storm is heading for the Northeast, as other parts of the country recover from brutally cold temperatures that left millions without power or heat.
The weather system will bring additional flight delays and cancellations following a week during which hundreds of thousands of travelers have been stranded where they are. Road conditions in much of the country remain hazardous and drivers are urged to stay off the highways …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 17: Biden Says All Americans Could Be Offered Vaccines by ‘End of July’

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 17: Biden Says All Americans Could Be Offered Vaccines by ‘End of July’

President Joseph Biden said Tuesday that all Americans could be offered vaccines “by the end of July” during a town-hall style program on the news network CNN.  He then qualified his statement slightly, saying that the doses of vaccine would “be available” by then, indicating it would not take months to actually inoculate people.
Meanwhile the winter storm wreaking havoc across much of the country is causing significant disruption to vaccination …