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Instagram Is Changing How You Shop Online

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms out there. The app easily keeps you updated on your favorite celebrities, businesses, brands, etc. and now they’re moving into the market of online shopping. 
Vaccine

Parents Rush To Vaccinate Their Kids After New York Enforces Back To School Law

In June of this year New York Lawmakers revoked the policy that allowed for children to remain unvaccinated in public school systems as long as they had a religious exemption. The decision came about in light of the recent outbreak of measles in the United States, the first time the country has seen a return of this disease since 1992.
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Lana Del Rey Mourns Her Loss of Patriotism on New Record

Del Rey’s newest album is her most mature—and perhaps her most pessimistic—to date.
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Should Competitive Video Games be Considered Sports?

They're obsessively focused on maintaining their physical strength and endurance, spending hours a day training. They carefully manage their diets to maintain their performance, and meet with trainers regularly to make sure they stay on the right track. They even meet with psychologists to discuss how they can maximize their focus and concentration and leverage their emotions in service of achieving peak performance. You may think I'm describing an elite baseball, football, or basketball team. But in reality, this description applies to the thousands of professional video game players who compete in tournaments, viewed by millions, for enormous cash prizes.
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What To Expect For Your Labor Day Weekend Commute

More than 30 million American's are predicted to be travelling by car at least 50 miles each way for their extended weekend festivities. The motivation behind it all is a partly cloudy weekend with temperatures staying at a steady 80 degrees, the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.
Climate

EPA Rollbacks Threaten to Accelerate Climate Change

On Thursday, the EPA is set to announce rollbacks on regulations on methane emissions, which are a major contributor to climate change. With these regulations gone, companies would have no legal requirement to ensure that excess methane is not released into the air.

World News

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Established Professor Claims ‘Higher Education In The UK Is Morally Bankrupt’

Ulf Schmidt has been living and working in the UK for the past 25 years, but after seeing how the educational system in the country is responding to the coronavirus pandemic in relation to keeping students/staff safe, he’s ready to leave.

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EU Considering Legal Action Against UK

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The European Union are set to explore legal options against Britain as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to undercut aspects of the Brexit deal already agreed between the two parties.
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Greece Pledges To Rehouse Migrants Made Homeless By Devastating Fires

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Notis Mitarachi is Greece’s migration minister, and recently spoke with local media outlets about their efforts to resettle more than 12,500 men, women, and children. He claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult to make this happen, however, it’s also the reason there’s such an urgency to get these individuals in a safe space, away from large crowds. 
Covid-19 Vaccine

Russia Vaccine Working As Intended

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The Lancet has published results of a study that saw Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine produce an antibody response in all participants. Russia was criticized by a number of health experts for releasing and distributing their vaccine before Phase 3 trials were complete, but the latest development will be seen as vindication by the country.
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Worldwide Animal Population Has Declined Nearly 70% In The Past 50 Years  

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According to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report for 2020, nearly 21,000 monitored populations of mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds - which make up around 4,400 species - have declined an average of 68% between 1970 and 2016.

U.S. News

Open Book

Yusef Salaam Explores Institutional Racism In New Novel ‘Punching the Air’

Yusef Salaam was just 15-years-old in 1989 when he, along with four other black and brown teenagers, were charged for the rape of a white investment banker who was left for dead in Central Park, New York City.

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Trump Defies His Administration’s Health And Safety Procedures With Indoor Campaign Rally  

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President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of his supporters in an indoor Nevada venue this Sunday, despite the Governor and his own administration’s numerous health and safety procedures put in place to avoid gatherings of this size.
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Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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Just two months before the election, President Donald Trump has been nominated to win the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination comes from far-right Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who says the president deserves the award for his part in the recent peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
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Biden Wears Mask, Mocked By Trump

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Last week saw Trump mock Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for wearing a mask, despite the fact that he is the president of the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world. During a speech to his followers, largely without masks, in Pennsylvania.
Vote Pins

North Carolina Voters Told By Trump To Vote Twice

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President Donald Trump has encouraged citizens of North Carolina to break the law and vote twice in the upcoming election. Speaking to a North Carolina broadcaster, Trump suggested that those voting should first send in a postal vote, then cast their ballot in-person to test the system.

Business News

Money

Billionaire Chuck Feeney Achieves Lifelong Goal Of Giving Away All Of His Money

After 38 years, Chuck Feeney’s philanthropic foundation has run out of the $8 billion fortune he started it on, and he was still alive to see the impact that money has made.

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Coronavirus Economy

How Has Coronavirus Affected The Economy?

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The human cost of the current coronavirus pandemic has been highlighted often with figures of worldwide or America’s confirmed cases and fatalities being reported across the media, but what about the financial cost?
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Boeing Under Fire For ‘Gambling With Public Safety’ After Two Crashes 

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According to a report from US politicians, Boeing has jeopardized the safety of passengers by cutting certain costs and ignoring software flaws that contributed to two fatal crashes.
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Consumer Confidence At All Time Low

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Senior economists at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress have warned of an economy that is lacking confidence, thanks to the lack of federal aid as well as concerns that there could be a second wave of coronavirus.
Smithfield Meat

Smithfield Aims To Be First Carbon Negative Meatpacker

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One of America’s leading pork producers Smithfield has pledged to become the first carbon negative meatpacker and aims to remove more carbon emissions than it produces by 2030.

Culture News

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Rhianna Pratchett Thrilled To Continue Father’s Legacy As Fantasy Fiction Author

Rhianna Pratchett grew up watching her father create a mythical world that fans fell in love with through his iconic Discworld comic book series. Now, five years after Terry Pratchett’s death, Rhianna decided to try her hand at fantasy fiction writing.

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Co-workers Wearing Masks

The Arguments in Favour of A Four-Day Working Week

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The pandemic has proven to be a trying and unprecedented time for everyone. Our life plans, daily routines and in some cases, livelihoods have been disrupted. However, in terms of the workplace, for many companies, the enforced lockdown procedures to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
Reading Book

JK Rowling’s New Book Faces Accusations Of Transphobia 

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JK Rowling’s under fire this week after it was revealed that the main character in her new novel, Troubled Blood, is a male serial killer named Dennis Creed who dresses up in a woman’s coat and wig to get away with entering “female spaces” so he can murder them.
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Be More Danish, Be More Hygge

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It is safe to say that 2020 has been a year full of obstacles to stop us from feeling safe and warm in our own homes. Apart from the big one – coronavirus – the world has had wildfires, floods, increased tensions between America and several other countries to name but a few.
Covid Grief

Greif and Mourning in a Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a cruel and unprecedented time for millions, it has affected almost every part of our lives taking away our liberties and even the lives of our loved ones. Safeguarding against the spread of Covid-19 has even meant that grief has been put on hold.

Entertainment News

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This Cafe In The UK Uses Music To Help People Living With Dementia

Ripaljeet Kaur runs the Hamari Yaadain dementia cafe in England, and claims that using music helps bring back memories for dementia patients.

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The Oscars

Oscars New Diversity Guidelines

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In the past years, the Academy Awards have been rightfully and widely criticised for a clear lack of diversity within its categories. Typically, nominations have favoured white male characters and storylines, in some years this has been starkly apparent with little to no actors from underrepresented groups nominated.
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10 Of The Most Popular Games Of 2020 So Far

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2020 has truly been one of the most unpredictable years in history. With a global health crisis keeping everyone indoors, many have turned to video games to keep themselves occupied while having the ability to enter a completely new reality.
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Mission Impossible 7 Returns To Filming Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

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Before the world was set to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film industry had big plans for 2020 and it appears these are back on cue. The highly anticipated Mission Impossible 7, that will see Tom Cruise return as senior field operations agent Ethan Hunt.
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What Films Are Helping Cinemas To Bounce Back?

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When the coronavirus pandemic took over the world the film industry quickly came to a standstill. Whether long-standing TV shows or major blockbuster films, shooting schedules were temporary paused as many countries and businesses complied with lockdown procedures.

Health News

California Wildfires

Increase In Hospital Visits Resulting From West Coast Wildfires Has Doctors Concerned

The Northern California health system has reported a major surge in cases involving toxic smoke and its alarming health effects.

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Coronavirus Spreads around World

Fauci: ‘Pandemic Will Likely Worsen This Fall’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned the US to expect the coronavirus situation to once again deteriorate as the country enters the fall and winter months.
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Coronavirus Could Have Been In The US Since December, According To New Research

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Outbreaks of illness attributed to the coronavirus weren’t widely documented until the spring, however, new reports suggest that the virus could have been in the United States as early as December.
Motorcycles

Biker Rally Responsible For Over 260,000 Covid-19 Cases

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a 10-day biker rally held in South Dakota, was responsible for more than 250,000 new cases of coronavirus that would have cost $12.2 billion in treatment, per a San Diego State University study.
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WHO: Don’t Expect Vaccines Until Mid-2021

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A spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that they do not expect widespread Covid-19 vaccines to be available until the middle of next year. Speaking at a UN briefing in Geneva, the importance of thorough and rigorous testing to ensure the vaccines are safe and effective.

Lifestyle News

Self Care Today

Jackie Aina Is Putting Self-Care At The Forefront Of New Lifestyle Brand, Forvr Mood

After spending a decade as one of the internet’s biggest beauty gurus, Jackie Aina is ready to launch her own brand.

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How To Improve Your Concentration Despite The Distractions of a Pandemic

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Whether your company has you working from home indefinitely, you are in an area of local lockdown, you are back to work on a part-time basis, or you are working full time amid the ongoing pandemic, many will find that their concentration levels are at an all-time low or a consistent struggle.
College Girl on Campus

What Will You Need To Consider When Going To College or University in a Pandemic?

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As summer draws to close, it is the time for many students to return to campus for the next academic year and for the new intake to say goodbye to their family and move to College or University for the first time.
Father & Daughter Cooking

Fun And Creative Things To Do During Lockdown

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our planet many of us have taken to the internet to jump on new lifestyle trends that we can implement into our own quarantine lives.
Washing Hands

Hand Care in The Year of Handwashing

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Regular hand washing is one of the most effective means to shield against coronavirus. Despite some localised lockdowns many countries have already begun the process of rebooting their economies and reopening businesses.

Real Estate News

Real Estate Meeting

Global Real Estate Leader Discusses Covid-19 Impact On Design And Commercial Industry

Jack Paruta is the senior project architect with Gensler; one of the largest architecture, design, and consulting firms in the real estate industry.

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Staying COVID-19 Safe When Socialising Inside Your Home

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Although, it is advised that if possible you meet other people outside in order to safeguard against the coronavirus. For many countries, autumn and winter seasons are drawing in, and therefore it may become uncomfortable, or intolerable to gather outside.
Property Investing

Calls For More Gender and Racial Diversity in Property Investing

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A new study into diversity in property investing has revealed that more needs to be done to improve gender and race representation in the sector. The study was conducted by investor news site Millionacres and polled over 600 investors.
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How To Spice Up Your Home With Wallpaper

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When it comes to interior design, something that can really change up an entire space is wallpaper, however, a lot of beginners are afraid of using it because they view it’ll be too difficult, or won’t look good. 
Real Estate

How The Pandemic Has Begun To Shift The ‘In-Demand’ Locations

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, countries such as the UK and USA are seeing positive movements in the real estate sector. The UK is currently experiencing a small housing market boom, as government incentives has led to increased property demand.

Science News

Vaccine in Doctors Hands

Possible Covid-19 Vaccine From Oxford Will Be Presented To Regulators This Year

The Oxford Vaccine Group has been tirelessly working on various drug treatment/vaccine options for the Covid-19 virus since the pandemic first emerged in early 2020.

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UK Government Introduces New Restrictions After Surge of Coronavirus Cases

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In late March 2020, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson placed the entirety of the UK in a nationwide lockdown in order to combat overwhelming cases of the coronavirus. At the beginning of June, lockdown restrictions began to ease as different households were allowed to meet outside in parks and private gardens.
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Contact Tracers In Ireland Express Concern Over Future Outbreaks 

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Contact tracers in Ireland have been working tirelessly since the pandemic began to make calls to individuals who are sick and trace possible public areas of exposure.
Corona Vaccine

Why Vaccine Trial Pauses Are Par For The Course

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The race to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is one which is fraught with uncertainties and frustrations, the latest being a temporary pause in the international Phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial by AstraZeneca.
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Back to School with Coronavirus

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Millions of children and teenagers across England and the USA are returning to schools this month. With the coronavirus still prevalent in society, many are concerned as to how to keep children and school staff safe.

Sports News

Football Player

Colin Kaepernick Calls Out NFL’s Black Lives Matter ‘Propaganda’ On Opening Weekend

Athletes across the US have been protesting against racial inequality for the past month, but many are starting to wonder how genuine these organizations are in their message.

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MLB Postseason Games Will Be Played At Bubble Site

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MLB has revealed this week that the World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers new ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The division series, league championship series, and World Series will all be a part of the bubble experience in Texas as a means of reducing the risk of Covid-19 exposure.
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Vettel To Join Aston Martin For 2021 Season

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Veteran F1 driver Sebastian Vettel will join Aston Martin for the 2021 season and beyond as the team completes its rebrand from Racing Point. In May, Vettel was told by current team Ferrari that his contract would not be renewed.
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Ryan Kelly To Become Highest Paid Center Ever

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The Indianapolis Colts are set to sign Ryan Kelly to a long-term contract extension and make the 27-year-old the highest-paid center to ever play in the National Football League.
NFL

NFL Commissioner Says League Is Committed To Combat Racism

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National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell has reiterated his and the league’s commitment and desire to do all they can in the battle against social injustice. The league, along with the NFL Players’ Association, has also announced new initiatives designed to help with the issues at hand.

Technology News

Apple Store

What Tech Experts Are Expecting From Apple’s Upcoming Announced Fall Event

The tech giant officially announced this week that they would be hosting a major event on September 15th, however, they have yet to reveal any details as to what consumers can expect to be revealed.

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Apps To Help With Social Distancing

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Governments across the world have attempted to implement test and trace systems in response to the coronavirus. Whilst some countries were able to successfully harness test and trace capabilities, others, during the height of their countries’ wave quickly became overwhelmed with the volume cases.
Coronavirus Testing in the UK

Could Mass Testing at Events Really Happen?

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Many countries are facing an impossible dilemma. In the UK, cases of coronavirus are rising exponentially and this has led to the new ‘rule of 6’ being implemented; only 6 people can meet either inside or outside, with hefty fines being imposed for those who break the rules.
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TikTok To Host Month-Long Virtual Fashion Event 

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Recently, social media platform TikTok announced they would be hosting their own fashion month as a “digital innovation aimed at rivaling the physical fashion weeks.” 
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Social Media Companies Failing To Tackle COVID Misinformation

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The coronavirus pandemic has been an unprecedented and terrifying time for many of us. As governments put whole countries into lockdown our only means of information and communication was via digital channels.

Travel News

Essential Travel Items

Tourists Would Rather Cancel A Trip Than Have To Wear A Mask On Vacation

According to a recent study, the travel industry is set to take a large economic hit in the coming months as the seasons change and more tourists opt to cancel their holiday trips.

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Fall Road Trip

8 Road Trip Ideas That Capture The Beauty Of Fall In The US

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Now that autumn is officially beginning, it’s the perfect time to get in your car and start taking in some of the wondrous sites the US has to offer during this colorful and cozy season. 
Travel Quarantine

Coronavirus Killing Confidence in Flying with a Call To Review Quarantine Rulings

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Not even yet on the brink of recovery, airlines and the travel industry are still feeling the fallout effects from the Coronavirus pandemic. Government guidelines enforcing rules and regulations to enable flying and travelling to other countries have been enabled, but is this enough to save the travel industry?
Tourist at Airport

Where Can Americans Travel Internationally?

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While we are still unable to travel as freely as we once could thanks to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, it seems the virus is happy to roam around the world. Latest figures show that there were more than 288,000 daily confirmed cases of coronavirus.
American Airlines

Airlines Demand Help to Restart Industry

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With airline companies continuing to struggle to regain business due to the on-going coronavirus restrictions, many have started demanding solutions to restart flight paths, including a trial to test passengers on flights between New York and London.