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  • Coronavirus digest: Biden rejects Trump plan to lift US travel bans

    01/18/2021 9:45:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.19.2021
    US President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic on most non-US citizens arriving from Brazil, the United Kingdom and all European Union countries. The new travel guidelines will come into effect as of January 26, the White House said in a statement. The alleviation of the ban may not last long enough for it to be implemented, though. President-elect Joe Biden gave the notion short shrift.His spokeswoman said the new administration, set to assume office on Wednesday, “does not intend to lift these restrictions.” Jen Psaki tweeted: “In fact, we plan to strengthen...
  • Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on day one in office — reverse Trump's travel ban, rejoin Paris Agreement

    01/17/2021 2:59:42 PM PST · by Twotone · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 17, 2021 | Paul Sacca
    President-elect Joe Biden will sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in the White House, reversing several key policies enacted by the Trump administration. Biden's transition team revealed on Saturday that the incoming administration would sign executive orders regarding climate change, immigration, student loans, and the coronavirus pandemic. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain sent a memo to his staff on Saturday, outlining a 10-day plan of action. Included in the memo to the new White House staff, the Biden administration declared it would address "four overlapping and compounding crises: the Covid-19 crisis, the resulting economic...
  • REVEALED: Biden will reverse a host of Trump policies including the travel ban and will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on his FIRST DAY in office - and will 'head to the UK for his first overseas trip'

    01/17/2021 6:41:08 AM PST · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Januari 17 2021 | HOLDEN WALTER-WARNER
    Joe Biden will be keeping busy during the first days of his presidency after vowing to enact several executive orders right away while on the campaign trail. Among the promises Biden has made include mask mandates, striking down the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, and having the United States rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. While it's an ambitious plan, Biden plans on signing a handful of executive orders on his first day in office, per a memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain.
  • Chinese City of 11 Million Issues Travel Ban as CCP Virus Outbreak Worsens

    01/08/2021 6:50:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/08/2021 | Nicole Hao
    The largest metropolis in northern China’s Hebei Province barred its 11 million residents from leaving city confines on Jan. 7 in an effort to curb the spread of the CCP virus which causes COVID-19. Locals in a nearby city said in interviews with The Epoch Times that they were under lockdown, though authorities did not publicly announce the decision. Hebei is the province that surrounds China’s capital of Beijing. Many migrant workers in Beijing come from Hebei. Beijing’s food and other critical supplies are also mostly sourced from the province. Shijiazhuang is the capital of Hebei. On Thursday evening, the...
  • Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines possible for travel, school

    01/01/2021 9:58:00 AM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 1, 2021 | 10:49am | By Jackie Salo
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said it’s possible that COVID-19 vaccines will become mandatory in order to travel to other countries or attend school. “Everything will be on the table for discussion,” Fauci, who will be chief medical adviser to President-elect Joe Biden, told Newsweek. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases stressed that it’s “not up to me to make a decision,” but added that “these are all things that will be discussed [under the Biden administration].” “I’m not sure [the COVID-19 vaccine] going to be mandatory from a central government standpoint, like federal government mandates,” Fauci...
  • If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport

    12/27/2020 11:02:37 AM PST · by thegagline · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/27/2020 | Rishi Iyengar
    Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the US and abroad, many people may be dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the movies again. But in order to do those activities, you may eventually need something in addition to the vaccine: a vaccine passport application. Several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries. The Common Trust...
  • Japan bans foreign travelers amid spread of UK COVID-19 strain

    12/26/2020 9:47:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2020 | 12:15pm | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Japan is closed to visitors. Aiming to slow the spread of the new, highly infectious coronavirus mutation first detected in the UK, Japan said it is temporarily banning people who don’t live there from entering the country. The ban will take effect Monday and run through January, Reuters reported.
  • Ted Cruz on Masks & No Travel Even After a Vaccine: “This Is A Bizarre, Lunatic, Totalitarian Cult”

    12/16/2020 7:53:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Bongino ^ | Posted: December 16, 2020 | John Hawkins
    This week, Dr. Vin Gupta, a health policy analyst for NBC News, said on MSNBC that even after people get their 2nd dose of vaccine, they should STILL wear a mask and avoid travel until everyone is vaccinated. Ted Cruz did not appreciate that suggestion. Rep. Jim Jordan had a similar comment. First, it was don’t wear a mask. Then, it was slow the spread. Then, it was lock everything down. Then, it was wear a mask. Then, it was wait for the vaccine. Now that we have the vaccine, they tell us it’s not going to stop. Freedom! https://t.co/Vglm8FlDaL—...
  • Joe Biden Urges Americans to Limit Holiday Travel due to Coronavirus

    12/03/2020 1:01:58 AM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2020 | HARIS ALIC
    Joe Biden is urging Americans to stay home and limit their holiday travel this year amid a surge in the novel coronavirus pandemic. Biden, who has been declared president-elect by many media outlets, made the remarks on Wednesday during a virtual roundtable with workers impacted by the virus. The former vice president, in particular, spent a portion of the event telling those in attendance that despite there being promising news about a vaccine, it is important to remain cautious for the time being. “I hope you are listening because, as with all the trouble you’re going through, you can not...
  • Democrat-Controlled House Votes to Repeal Trump’s Travel Ban

    10/16/2020 8:20:04 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 25 replies
    Conservative Brief blog ^ | 10/16/2020 | Martin Walsh
    Democrats are so busy trying to be “woke” and “inclusive” that they are seemingly putting Americans at risk to the Coronavirus. The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted 233-183 to repeal President Donald Trump’s travel ban, The Hill reported. Many have called the travel ban one of Trump’s “signature wins” in office, arguing that it keeps America safer and protects the country. But Democrats don’t see it that way and successfully passed a bill that would repeal the travel ban because they argue it is not “inclusive” enough.
  • Germany's Lufthansa to slash more jobs as it loses €500 million a month

    09/21/2020 10:53:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 21 September 2020 15:48 CEST+02:00
    Lufthansa said Monday it will slash more jobs on top of 22,000 previously announced cuts, as well as put more planes out of service, because it is currently losing some €500 million a month. With demand set to be lower than expected through winter as the coronavirus pandemic continues to severely curtail travel, the airline said it now plans to reduce its fleet by 150 planes by 2025. It had previously estimated it would have to scrap 100 aircraft in response to the unprecedented crisis in the aviation sector. Lufthansa, which received a government bailout worth €9 billion in June,...
  • Bill Gates tells Chris Wallace Trump's travel ban may have worsened coronavirus pandemic [projectile throwing warning]

    09/18/2020 3:55:15 PM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 44 replies
    Faux News ^ | 9/18/2020 | Caleb parke
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace President Trump may have worsened the coronavirus pandemic with his travel bans, in an exclusive interview set to air this weekend
  • NY Governor Cuomo announces 6 states removed from coronavirus travel advisory requiring 14-day quarantines

    09/15/2020 2:27:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/20 | Bradford Betz
    Under the state’s revised policies, incoming travelers from California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, and Ohio will no longer be required to quarantine for two weeks before entering the tri-state area. The Northern Mariana Islands have also been removed, while Puerto Rico has been added back to the list. "When other states and territories make progress fighting COVID-19, that's good for New York and while I am glad to see areas removed from the travel advisory list, it still remains far too long," Governor Cuomo said. "Make no mistake: We must continue to be New York Tough and stay smart. Wearing...
  • Pandemic turns summer into European tourism’s leanest season

    09/07/2020 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 7, 2020 | Raf Casert
    Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence. “There are always people. Always,” De fauw said. That morning? “Nothing. Nobody is on that large square” at the heart of one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, he said. Six months later, as Europe’s leanest tourist summer season in recent history is starting to draw to a close, COVID-19 is yet to loosen its suffocating grip on the continent. If anything the...
  • EU agrees to reopen borders to 14 countries, extends travel ban for US tourists

    06/30/2020 8:09:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.30.2020 | ls/rs (dpa, AP, AFP)
    The European Union on Tuesday extended a ban on travelers from the United States and most other countries beyond July 1, citing epidemiological factors for the decision. Over the past month, the US has seen its number of cases steadily rise after most states eased lockdown measures. A lack of interstate coordination and an uneven response from the federal government has contributed to several new outbreaks across the country. Other countries whose travel restrictions were extended include Brazil, Russia and India, which have seen their number of positive cases surge in recent weeks. The US, Brazil, Russia and India are...
  • Horowitz: Mitt Romney cluelessly exaggerates coronavirus fatality rates

    05/09/2020 4:44:01 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    conservative review ^ | · May 8, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    Simple arithmetic seems to be lost on the politicians, and that error is perpetuating a needless and counterproductive policy destroying our country. Politicians like Mitt Romney don’t seem to understand that the fact that there are so many infections actually makes the fatality rate of the virus remarkably low – a fact that should guide our policies going forward. The politicians keep referring to widespread outbreaks in prisons, meatpacking plants, and other semi- or fully confined areas with predominantly young populations. Then they refer to a relatively small number of fatalities anecdotally, as if this is the bubonic plague or...
  • Horowitz: Immigrants Have a Right to Welfare, but Citizens Have No Right to Liberty

    05/05/2020 6:24:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    Today, I make a powerful juxtaposition of how the courts are creating rights for foreign nationals to travel here and access welfare and at the same time are ignoring the rights of Americans. Governors are now ordering interstate travel bans. I explain why this violates natural rights and why the courts consistently fail to protect real rights. Also, the latest math and science about the virus you won’t hear from the media.
  • Pelosi Now Says U.S. Should Have Stopped Americans Coming Back From China

    04/26/2020 12:35:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 26, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Sunday that the Trump administration’s January China travel ban implemented to curb the spread of the novel Wuhan coronavirus should have barred U.S. citizens from returning home. “Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign told me earlier this month that he supported President Trump’s partial travel restrictions on January 31st blocking foreign nationals from China from coming to the United States. Do you agree that it was the right move by President Trump at the time?” asked Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”Pelosi dodged the question and instead lodged criticism that the ban still allowed...
  • Pelosi's Complete 180 on Trump Halting Flights from China

    04/26/2020 10:34:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to halt flights to and from China. In fact, she led her Democratic colleagues in calling the president a xenophobe and a racist for making such a decision. “One point of clarification I was wondering. Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign told me earlier this month that he supported President Trump’s partial travel restrictions on January 31st, blocking foreign nationals from China coming to the United States,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said on Sunday. “Do you agree that it was the right move by President Trump at the time?” “… Actually,...
  • Biden Tells Family to Stay Off Planes, Subways (2009)

    04/20/2020 7:57:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Associated Press on Youtube ^ | Apr 30, 2009 11 9 SHARE SAVE | AP
    Joe Biden said Thursday he advised his family to stay off airplanes and subways because of the new swine flu, a remark that forced the vice president's office to backtrack and prompted one airline official to complain about "fear-mongering." (April 30)