TSA will require masks on planes, buses and trains through September 13


[ad_1] Americans will have to keep wearing masks on all public transit including planes, trains and buses, the federal Transportation Security Authority (TSA) announced Friday.  The prior mandate, which applies to all public transportation, was set to expire in May.  Last week, officials said they were debating whether or not to reinstate a mask mandate […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17


[ad_1] Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a […]

40m Britons now live in practically ‘Covid-free’ areas


[ad_1] Nearly 40million people in England live in practically ‘Covid-free’ areas, data has revealed. The UK’s hugely successful vaccine rollout and continued lockdown measures have meant that seven in ten people now live in places where two or fewer cases were recorded during the latest week. It sparks hopes that Boris Johnson will proceed with the […]

Boarding planes back-to-front DOUBLES Covid exposure risk because people more likely to ‘cluster’


[ad_1] Boarding planes back-to-front DOUBLES the risk that passengers will be exposed to Covid because people are more likely to ‘cluster’ while dealing with their baggage, study finds Major airlines adopted back-to-front boarding to minimize exposure between seated passengers and those entering the plane But a new study finds that boarding an airplane in this […]

Turkey lifts travel ban for Britons and confirms tourists WON’T need a vaccine


[ad_1] Turkey has announced today that British tourists will be welcome in the country this summer without having to show a vaccination certificate. Visitors from the UK will not need to produce a Covid vaccine passport, but will need to show proof of a negative PCR test.   The country also promises to provide testing for […]

TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on public transportation


[ad_1] TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on planes, buses and other public transportation before rule ends next month An official told CNN that the TSA is consulting experts on whether to extend the federal mask  mandate for public transit  The three-month Biden administration order was issued in February and is set to expire […]

Heathrow told dedicate terminal to red list arrivals amid claims airport is Covid ‘breeding ground’


[ad_1] Ministers want Heathrow to dedicate a terminal to passengers arriving from ‘red list’ countries amid fears the airport has become a Covid ‘breeding ground’.  The Home Office is keen for Terminal 4 — which has been shut since last year — to process travellers from coronavirus hotspots with troublesome virus variants.  Officials are bracing […]

Coronavirus: Airlines call for rapid Covid tests to be used for international travel


[ad_1] Airlines are calling for rapid Covid tests to be used as standard for international travellers to ‘reopen’ the industry. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) union has published research claiming that using rapid tests could work as well as a 10-day quarantine policy. And it said the cost and time required to use proper […]

Covid UK: Daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week to 56 while new cases fall 25% to 4040


[ad_1] Britain’s daily Covid death toll has halved in a week, official figures revealed today amid mounting calls for Boris Johnson to lift lockdown restrictions quicker. Department of Health bosses posted 56 lab-confirmed fatalities and another 4,040 coronavirus cases — down 25 per cent on last Tuesday. It comes after the Office for National Statistics […]

Chris Whitty warns Britain will be vulnerable to Covid for another two years


[ad_1] Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as the flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today. England’s chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with […]

CDC tells businesses to ‘end the hygiene theater’


[ad_1] It’s time to stop obsessively Clorox-ing every surface and object, U.S. health officials announced Monday.   An army of sanitizing robots, round-the-clock cleaning staffs and UV lamp-wielding workers is being called off by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has deemed the risk of contracting COVID-19 by touching surfaces ‘low.’  Schools, businesses, […]

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola


[ad_1] Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC […]

The week in 43 photos


[ad_1] Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


[ad_1] How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so […]

First on CNN: Biden’s Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders


[ad_1] The group of executives includes the top executives representing some of the powerful business interests in the US, ranging from bank and investment firms like Goldman Sachs and Blackstone, to technology companies like Google, Intel and IBM, to hospitality companies like Loews Hotels & Co. and airlines including American and United Airlines. Top executives […]

FAA directs air carriers to inspect engines similar to the one that failed on the United Airlines flight


[ad_1] The directive effectively grounds the Boeing 777-200 planes that use this specific PW4000 series engine, but the only US operator with this type of engine in its fleet, United Airlines, already said Sunday that it would immediately pull 24 planes from flying “out of an abundance of caution.” The FAA called for carriers to […]

Boeing 777 engine failure: Here’s what we know about the United flight that suffered engine damage near Denver


[ad_1] According to investigators, the Pratt & Whitney engine failed minutes into United Airlines flight 328, headed from Colorado to Hawaii, leaving a mile of debris in its wake. After the incident, United grounded all of its Boeing 777s powered by PW4000 series engines. A preliminary investigation indicates the damage was “consistent with metal fatigue,” […]

Best credit cards for Amazon


[ad_1] (CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. People are shopping at Amazon more than […]

The 737 Max is no longer Boeing’s biggest problem, after yet another safety grounding


[ad_1] But now Boeing (BA) faces perhaps a more serious long-term problem: the near collapse of the market for widebody passenger jets, which is crucial to the company’s sales. The failure rained aircraft parts onto a suburban neighborhood. Fortunately no one on the ground was hurt and the plane was able to land with no […]

Pilot: what happens in an emergency like United 238 (Opinion)


[ad_1] What exactly is meant by catastrophic and uncontained? A catastrophic failure is an event that occurs as a result of pieces of the plane itself traveling at high speed through the jet engine, destroying it in the process. In the circumstance of United 328, it appears that a fan blade that came loose in […]

Video shows United Airlines plane engine on fire after takeoff from Denver


[ad_1] A United Airlines flight was forced to return to Denver International Airport after it suffered an engine failure shortly after takeoff, sending aircraft debris raining down on soccer fields, homes and yards in a Denver suburb. CNN’s Lucy Kafanov reports. [ad_2] Source link

Some Boeing 777 airplanes likely to be removed from service, FAA says


[ad_1] “We reviewed all available safety data following yesterday’s incident,” Dickson said, referring to the United Airlines flight that was forced to return to Denver International Airport Saturday after it suffered an engine failure shortly after takeoff. “Based on the initial information, we concluded that the inspection interval should be stepped up for the hollow […]

Texas outages: About half of Texans still have issues with their water supply


[ad_1] Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Mark Majkrzak gives out water bottles to people in Austin, Texas, on Friday, February 19. Majkrzak, the founder of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water, said he drove from Georgia to deliver the water. Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Brendan Waldon repairs a utility pole in […]

United Airlines passengers share reactions to midair engine explosion


[ad_1] Others closed their windows, grabbed their loved ones and prayed. Thousands of feet below in a Denver suburb, people on the ground ran to shelter to dodge debris suddenly plummeting to the earth. The pilots issued a mayday call and, after turning back to the airport, landed the Boeing 777-200 plane safely. Remarkably, there […]

Netherlands: Plane’s engine catches fire, dropping debris that injures two people in a Dutch town


[ad_1] Pieces of metal fell on the town of Meerssen after a Boeing 747 cargo plane experienced an engine fire shortly after taking off from Maastricht, according to the Veiligheidsregio (the Dutch regional safety inspector) and Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA). The plane was bound for New York. “The plane took off from Maastricht Aachen Airport […]

United Airlines flight returns to airport as police receive reports of airplane debris in neighborhoods outside Denver


[ad_1] The flight returned safely to the airport around 1:30 p.m. local time, the spokesperson said. That was about 20 minutes after police in Broomfield, Colorado, said via Twitter that they had received reports that an airplane flying over the Denver suburb had engine trouble and had “dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m.” […]

Best travel credit cards of 2021


[ad_1] (CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. t’s the start of 2021, and while […]

Southwest credit cards: Fly your companion for free for a year


[ad_1] (CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. Want to fly two-for-one for the next […]

Best Hilton credit cards of 2021


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Nations plan for vaccine as global virus cases top 65 million


[ad_1] Britain is training healtcare workers to administer the Covid-19 vaccine after it become the first country to approve one for public use Global coronavirus infections surged past 65 million on Friday even as countries doubled down on restrictions and plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace. The World Health Organization warned against complacency and […]

A vaccine will be a game-changer for international travel. But it’s not everything


[ad_1] Credit: Shutterstock The United Kingdom yesterday became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use. Following a review by the country’s drug regulator, the UK government announced it will begin rolling out the vaccine next week. Other countries are likely to follow soon, authorizing the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and possibly other […]

German firm’s super-coolers to send vaccines around the world


[ad_1] Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine must be stored at a frigid minus 70 degrees Celsius (minus 94 Fahrenheit).   At first sight, they look like regular containers. But the rectangular boxes made by German company Va-Q-Tec will in fact play a key role in keeping life-saving COVID-19 vaccines ultra cool as they are shipped across the world. […]

Vietnam reports first community virus in almost three months


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Vietnam reported its first local transmission of COVID-19 in nearly three months on Monday, with officials scrambling to prevent a wider outbreak in the country’s most populous city. The communist nation was applauded earlier this year for controlling the pandemic with strict restrictions on movement, extensive quarantine measures and a […]

Is It Safe to Fly During the Coronavirus Pandemic?


[ad_1] “Each of these segments involves unique activities, such as storing and retrieving luggage, using seat trays while eating, using entertainment systems, standing in the aisle and using the lavatory,” the study’s authors wrote. When a plane is on the ground, its air supply can come from a number of places. That air is then […]

Is It Safe to Fly During the Pandemic? Answers From the Experts


[ad_1] “Each of these segments involves unique activities, such as storing and retrieving luggage, using seat trays while eating, using entertainment systems, standing in the aisle and using the lavatory,” the study’s authors wrote. When a plane is on the ground, its air supply can come from a number of places. That air is then […]

Markets extend rally as Biden, vaccine lift global prospects


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 04:32 Asian markets rallied Wednesday following a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as vaccine successes and easing US political uncertainty boosted investor confidence in the economic recovery. Signs that infection rates in Europe are slowing enough to allow some countries to ease lockdown measures added to the sense of hope […]

US President-elect Biden to pick ex-Fed chair Yellen as first female US Treasury chief


[ad_1] Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 05:29 President-elect Joe Biden will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to head the US Treasury, a choice that, if confirmed by the Senate, would make her the first woman in the job. The 74-year-old, whose nomination was confirmed to AFP by a financial source close to the Biden administration, would […]

Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. So what are they doing now? In many cases, they’re still crowding airports and boarding planes. That’s despite relatively lenient cancellation policies that major […]

If you must travel over Thanksgiving, here is how to minimize your COVID-19 risk


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Determined to travel for Thanksgiving? Doing so increases your risk of being exposed to the coronavirus and of possibly spreading it to others, experts warn. Nonetheless, millions of Americans are expected to take to the skies for the holiday. Although it marks a 48% decline from last year, AAA estimates […]

C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving


[ad_1] Faced with a seemingly unstoppable surge in coronavirus infections, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged Americans to avoid travel for Thanksgiving and to celebrate only with members of their immediate households — a message sharply at odds with a White House eager to downplay the threat. The plea, […]

Boeing 737 MAX planes cleared for take off again from December


[ad_1] Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 17:14 US regulators on Wednesday cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to return to the skies, ending its 20-month grounding after two fatal crashes that plunged the company into crisis.  The Federal Aviation Administration said the approval followed “an unprecedented level of collaborative and independent reviews by aviation authorities around the […]

Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?


[ad_1] Is it safe to fly during the pandemic? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic? Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you’re thinking about flying for the holidays, you should know what to expect. Flights are getting […]

Coronavirus vaccine results fuel hopes for return to normal


[ad_1] An effective vaccine is seen as the best hope to break the cycle of deadly virus surges followed by severe restrictions Hugely promising results from a coronavirus vaccine trial fuelled optimism around the world Tuesday that humanity may be a step closer to defeating the worst pandemic in a century. Some of the industries […]

Buoyed by Covid-19 vaccine results, officials see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’


[ad_1] Issued on: 10/11/2020 – 12:54 Hugely promising results from a coronavirus vaccine trial fuelled optimism around the world on Tuesday that humanity may be a step closer to defeating the crippling pandemic, though experts cautioned that major logisitical challenges lay ahead. A vaccine is seen as the best hope to break the cycle of […]

Think ‘virtual’ for family gatherings during the holidays


[ad_1] thanksgiving feast (HealthDay)—Virtual gatherings are the best choice for family get-togethers this holiday season, an expert says. That’s the safest approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for older loved ones and those with underlying conditions, according to Dr. Glenn Buchberger, an internist and pediatrician at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in […]

Several killed as Typhoon Goni batters Philippines


[ad_1] Issued on: 01/11/2020 – 16:00 A powerful super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds Sunday, killing at least seven people and causing volcanic mudflows to bury houses before weakening as it blew toward Manila, where the capital’s main airport was shut down, officials said. Typhoon Goni hit the island province of […]

Women on 10 flights from Qatar forced to undergo ‘invasive’ examinations


[ad_1] Issued on: 28/10/2020 – 03:02 Female passengers on 10 planes flying out of Doha were forced to endure invasive physical examinations, Australia’s foreign minister said Wednesday, as Qatari authorities expressed regret for the distress caused to the women. Qatar had already been under immense pressure after it was revealed that women were removed from […]

Angry diplomatic response after Qatar ‘forcibly examined’ women at airport


[ad_1] Issued on: 26/10/2020 – 00:40 Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom, in an incident labelled “offensive” and “grossly inappropriate” by Australia’s government. Airport officials have not denied the incident, saying women passengers “were asked to assist” with inquiries to […]

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened


[ad_1] In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver, as travelers deal with the effects of the new coronavirus. TSA, the government agency that oversees air travel, said the number of passengers screened for flights topped one million in […]

Low risk of COVID infection on planes if masks worn: US military


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The risk of being infected with the coronavirus on an airliner is very low if passengers wear masks, according to a study carried out aboard Boeing long-haul jets by the US military and published Thursday. Researchers using sensors and fluorescent tracers measured the volume of airborne contagious matter emitted by […]

Covid-19 infection risk on airplanes very low when wearing mask, US defence study finds


[ad_1] Issued on: 16/10/2020 – 01:30 The risk of exposure to the coronavirus on flights is very low, a US Department of Defense study released on Thursday found, a positive sign for the airline industry as it tries to rebound from the pandemic’s crushing effect on travel. When a seated passenger is wearing a mask, […]

White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation


[ad_1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials. The order would have been the toughest […]

That Airport Spa? It’s a Coronavirus Testing Clinic


[ad_1] Although the company brought back most of its corporate staff who had been furloughed, including those who worked in construction design and human resources, most of its employees who worked at airports are still furloughed. To some, the conversion of a business offering chair massages and mani-pedis into a medical testing facility might seem […]

Trump reverses course on Covid-19 relief, calling off stimulus talks with Democrats


[ad_1] President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional Covid-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy. Trump tweeted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “not negotiating in good faith” and said […]

Kërkesë e madhe: Air Prishtina gjatë tetorit, 3 fluturime Cyrih-Prishtinë në ditë


[ad_1] Për sa u përket çmimeve, ato janë në nivel normal si në kohërat para Koronës, pavarësisht kërkesës së rritur, sqaron zonja Ibrahimi, CEO e Airprishtina E Premte, 2 Tetor 2020 – 16:35 albinfo.ch Pasi Zyra Federale e Shëndetit Publik (BAG) e hoqi pak ditë më parë Kosovën nga lista e vendeve me rrezik në rritje të […]

Covid Forces China’s Tourists to Spend ‘Golden Week’ Closer to Home


[ad_1] Along the Great Wall, extra security guards have been deployed to deter rowdy tourists. Hotel bookings in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, have risen 600 percent from the same period last year. In Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak began late last year, visitor demand for the city’s Yellow Crane Tower has been so high […]

Planifikohen shtatë fluturime nga Zvicra për nesër


[ad_1] Heqja e Kosovës nga lista e karantinës E Shtunë, 26 Shtator 2020 – 9:10 albinfo.ch © Chair Airlines Dje është bërë e ditur se Zvicra ka marrë vendim që Kosovën ta largojë nga lista e zezë, duke hequr karantimin për qytetarët që kthehen në shtetin zviceran nga data 28 shtator. Pak orë pas këtij […]

Team assessing if dual-antibody injection prevents COVID-19 illness


[ad_1] Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (red), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID A combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness in individuals who have had sustained exposure to someone with the […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timeline


[ad_1] Health officials sidestep questions about Trump’s timeline for ‘enough vaccines for every American by April.’ As the nation’s coronavirus death toll neared 200,000, top administration health officials on Sunday delicately sidestepped President Trump’s ambitious declaration last week that a vaccine would be available for every American by April. Instead, Adm. Brett Brett P. Giroir, […]

Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men


[ad_1] The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death. Why some patients sail through the disease and others are felled by it is a question […]

Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men


[ad_1] The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death. Why some patients sail through the disease and others are felled by it is a question […]

Virus cases hit seven million as Latin America crisis deepens


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The number of coronavirus infections globally topped seven million on Monday as deaths mounted in Latin America, but New Zealand’s declaration of victory against the pandemic offered some hope for the rest of the world. Europe also continued to emerge from its lockdown, with Pope Francis proclaiming that the worst […]

Fatime Blakaj, humanistja që mundësoi shërimin 2800 fëmijëve shqiptarë në Austri


[ad_1] Fatime Blakaj me të drejtë quhet “Nënë Tereza” e dytë shqiptare. Që nga viti 1992 së bashku më shoqatën austriake “Allianz für Kinder” (Aleanca për fëmijë), ka mundësuar shërimin e rreth 2800 fëmijëve, kryesisht shqiptarë nga Shqipëria dhe Kosova E Diel, 17 Maj 2020 – 14:18 Arben Gjinaj Sa herë takohemi apo dëgjohemi në […]