Articles tagged “public health”

Coronavirus

Cruise Lines Can Enforce CDC Covid Safety Regulations: U.S. Appeals Court

Cruise companies and passengers don't want vaccine deniers ruining their vacations. Thank goodness the latest rulings give them space to declare a bit of freedom from political posturing and the tyranny of the selfish traveler.

Cruise Lines Can Enforce CDC Covid Safety Regulations: U.S. Appeals Court

Tourism

COVID Travel Restrictions and Reopenings Around the World

Although everyone who is traveling this summer is focused on forgetting the losses of the last year, the infection and mortality rates this fall will be the real measure of the season's success or shortcomings. Let's hope that months of vaccinations will put everyone in a better position.

COVID Travel Restrictions and Reopenings Around the World

Airlines

No More Masks on Planes for Vaxxed Americans, Says Group of U.S. Senators

For now, masks for everyone is the easiest, safest, and most efficient way to fly large groups of people. A plan like this would require more lines and screenings or require passengers and airline employees to trust one another – and trust is in short supply in the U.S. right now.

No More Masks on Planes for Vaxxed Americans, Says Group of U.S. Senators

Coronavirus

Over-50s Cruise Line Saga to Set Sail Again by End of Month

The majority of over 50s in the UK are fully vaccinated. If the line can make sure its workers are as protected as its customers a resumption of cruising seems like the smart reopening the sector needs.

Over-50s Cruise Line Saga to Set Sail Again by End of Month

Coronavirus

United Airlines Will Give Extra Vacation Days to Vaccinated Flight Attendants

Just as most flight attendants would appreciate a plane filled with vaccinated, masked, and well-behaved passengers, most of the latter would prefer a cabin where flight attendants could be described the same way.

United Airlines Will Give Extra Vacation Days to Vaccinated Flight Attendants

Airlines

Airplane Tickets Shouldn’t Be So Cheap, Says German Finance Minister

We all like to pay less, but whether it be airline tickets, vacation packages, or meals, "cheap" nearly always means the environment is being harmed and workers are being mistreated along the way.

Airplane Tickets Shouldn’t Be So Cheap, Says German Finance Minister

Coronavirus

Hotels Worry About Legionnaires’ Disease as Buildings Reopen From Pandemic Closures

Smaller hotels face the most risk. They may not have kept water flowing during the pandemic and might have let dangerous bacteria build up in their pipes.

Hotels Worry About Legionnaires’ Disease as Buildings Reopen From Pandemic Closures

Coronavirus

EU Health Agency Slams Border Closures as Too Late and Costly to Tame Coronavirus

The fine print in this Tuesday report by Europe's top health agency is that border controls can sometimes be effective in delaying an epidemic at its start or in isolated regions. In other words, now that the pandemic is unleashed, many travel restrictions aren't worth the cost to society.

EU Health Agency Slams Border Closures as Too Late and Costly to Tame Coronavirus

Tourism

Coronavirus’ Effect on the Travel Industry Deepens as Global Emergency Is Declared

While the World Health Organization has stopped short of calling for a shutdown of global travel and trade, many travel companies are limiting their operations to reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their financials while helping to safeguard public health.

Coronavirus’ Effect on the Travel Industry Deepens as Global Emergency Is Declared

Tourism

Coronavirus Threatens to Spread During the Lunar New Year Travel Rush

As a busy travel period in Asia kicks off, there are fears that the coronavirus could result in a repeat of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s — or worse. Fortunately, it looks like the Chinese government is responding with more urgency this time.

Coronavirus Threatens to Spread During the Lunar New Year Travel Rush