Tag Archives: COVID-19

CNBC survey will reveal readers’ favorites

Business people are getting out and about again. And they’re looking for places to stay. More people are traveling for business meetings and industry events now than at any time in the past two years. A full recovery may be a couple years away, but Deloitte is forecasting 55% of …

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Should I join a group tour alone?

Everyone told me not to travel solo during a pandemic. Especially not to learn snowboarding, a sport that not all travel insurance policies cover. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country where I don’t speak the language. Administrative matters — such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and …

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Medical professionals are skeptical on a fourth Covid vaccine dose

There hasn’t been enough research on how much protection a fourth dose can offer, medical professionals told CNBC. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Countries are beginning to offer a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to vulnerable groups, but medical professionals are undecided on whether it would benefit the wider …

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Americans view Asian nations as safer for travel now than 4 years ago

A new study shows American travelers view many Asian nations as safer travel destinations now than they did four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety rankings published by travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. The survey in the 2022 “State …

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Hong Kong residents moving to Singapore, snapping up rental homes

Stifled by strict Covid restrictions in Hong Kong, residents from the financial hub are continuing to move to its rival, Singapore. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — After eight years in Hong Kong, Jonathan Benarr is giving up that city for a new set of attractions — …

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Weekly Covid deaths have dropped to lowest since March 2020, WHO says

The World Health Organization on Tuesday said weekly new Covid deaths have fallen to the lowest level since March 2020, but warned a global decline in testing for the virus could hinder its efforts to fight the pandemic. The world recorded 15,668 new deaths in the last seven days, with …

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NY Gov. Hochul warns omicron subvariants driving spike in infections

Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, speaks during a news conference in New York, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Two mutated strains of the highly transmissible omicron variant of Covid-19 are the main culprits behind a “rising tide” of infections in New York, …

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Uber drops mask requirements for drivers, passengers

Uber signage on a vehicle at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Uber said Tuesday that riders and drivers are no longer required to wear masks. “As of April 19, 2022, riders and drivers are not …

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Why people act out despite the risks

Incidents involving unruly passengers in the United States are decreasing. But the good news may end there. On average, there were about 500 reports of unruly passengers per month in 2021, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. In the first three months of 2022, this number fell to about …

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Smartphone sales could drop in Q2, analysts say

China’s smartphone market could decline in the second quarter as the country experiences a resurgence of covid cases, analysts said. But Apple could fare quite well, the analysts said as it continues to attract users in the high-end of the market. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images China’s …

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