U.S. planning more travel restrictions, with Omicron threatening

U.S. planning more travel restrictions, with Omicron threatening

The CDC declined to comment. Speaking with CNN’s Erin Burnett late Tuesday, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said travel restrictions won’t “permanently keep out a variant.” But he said they can help buy time to “vaccinate more people, learn more about the variant [and] work on strengthening even further travel safety measures, including testing.” “The … Read more

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Many states announce travel curbs, bans on southern AfricaDutch authorities test air passengers for Omicron variantGermany, Czech Republic have suspected Omicron casesNov 27 (Reuters) – Australia and several other countries joined nations imposing restrictions on travel from southern Africa on Saturday after the discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant sparked global concern and triggered … Read more

Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday

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Acting on advice from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.The decision to restrict travel comes as the federal government is still attempting to learn more about … Read more

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Top U.S. infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Friday that a ban on flights from southern Africa was a possibility and the United States was rushing to gather data on the new COVID-19 variant.No decision to halt flights had yet been made, he said.The Wall Street Journal, citing people … Read more

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs – BBC News

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs - BBC News

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs BBC NewsNew Coronavirus Variant a ‘Serious Concern’ in South Africa BloombergScientists track coronavirus variant with ‘worrying’ number of mutations Business InsiderWHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with ‘a large number of mutations’ CNBCBritain to Ban Flights From Six African Nations as … Read more

Travel weather gets tricky as many return home from Thanksgiving

Travel weather gets tricky as many return home from Thanksgiving

People returning home from Thanksgiving festivities may encounter travel delays as a series of storms crisscross the country. A strengthening cold front, followed by another fast-moving system, will impact many from the Plains to the Midwest, and even the Northeast. The second storm could bring the first measurable snowfall of the season to many cities … Read more

NASA Planetary Defense Mission Aims to Push Distant Asteroid Off Its Path

NASA Planetary Defense Mission Aims to Push Distant Asteroid Off Its Path

The first planetary defense mission got under way early Wednesday, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a space probe designed to deflect a distant asteroid in a test of technology that might one day save the world. The $324 million Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission—a practice run for future efforts to … Read more

Mammoth tusk recovered from an unlikely place: the bottom of the ocean

Mammoth tusk recovered from an unlikely place: the bottom of the ocean

Pilot Randy Prickett and scientist Steven Haddock, researchers with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), discovered a Columbian mammoth tusk 185 miles offshore and 10,000 feet deep in the ocean in 2019, the institution said in a news release.At the time they were only able to collect a small piece of the tusk, so they … Read more

US opens COVID boosters to all adults, urges them for 50+

US opens COVID boosters to all adults, urges them for 50+

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, aiming to ward off a winter surge as coronavirus cases rise even before millions of Americans travel for the holidays.Until now, Americans faced a confusing list of … Read more

San Diego man cycling coast to coast raising money for veterans

San Diego man cycling coast to coast raising money for veterans

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Pedaling for peace from sea to shining sea, Ryan Lee Gehris has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness for veteran families.Using a speed beach cruiser, Ryan is crossing the United States raising money and awareness for veterans, military families and the Gold Star Foundation.“Well, for the past three … Read more