covid

CDC: COVID Testing Before/After Intl Flights

(CNN) - New guidance from the CDC suggests people who fly internationally take three COVID-19 tests. It says they should test negative one to three days before traveling and carry a copy of their results with them. The CDC…

Walmart Counting Customers Again

In your consumer minute; Walmart is going back to counting customers. Walmart had been limiting customer numbers to 20 percent of a store's capacity. But the…

COVID: Secret Service Officers Sidelined Due To Exposure

(CNN) - Several dozen Secret Service members are said to be infected with coronavirus or are now quarantining. The outbreak is linked to president Trump's nearly 50 campaign rallies ahead of the November 3rd election. Many of Trump's events…

Deadline For First COVID Stimulus Approaching

(CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service is racing to reach people who haven't gotten stimulus checks yet. The deadline is November 21st. The IRS says it sent nine million letters in September to people who may have missed out…

Fewer People Taking Lyft

In Your Consumer Minute, In the midst of covid, fewer people are calling LYFT for a ride, so lyft is hoping to take over more of the food-delivery market. Lyft…

Ticketmaster Working To Verify Vaccination Status

(CNN) - With a COVID vaccine making progress; the concert industry is preparing for a potential return of live events in coming months. Ticketmaster just announced in order for fans to attend concerts in the future they may have…

Travel Industry Crippled By Restrictions

(CNN) - The increasing COVID-19 restrictions across Europe are crippling the international travel industry. There are no coordinated policies on quarantine, on testing and tracing on travel. However, not many people are traveling. More than half of the 330-million…

COVID Vaccine Volunteer Dies In Brazil

(CNN) - A volunteer in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial has died in Brazil. The announcement came from the Brazilian health agency 'Anvisa' which says the trial is still none-the-less going forward. It was not clear whether the volunteer received…

Pope Calls Gossip "A Plague Worse Than COVID"

(CNN) - Pope Francis has called gossip "a plague worse than COVID." Arguing the devil is a gossiper who aims to divide the church. Pope Francis has often spoken out against gossip since he became pope; calling on priests…

Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID Hospitalizations

(CNN) - A new study finds racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations. It reviewed close to 49,000 coronavirus hospitalizations over a nearly two-month period in a dozen states. It found black, Latino, Native American and Alaskan Native people…