• The end of universal mask-wearing is our 'V-COVID Day'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement A pandemic is not a war. But like a war, it upends life wherever it touches.
    When the pandemic is truly over, it will be because vaccinations and herd immunity stopped its out of control spread and crushed its variants. It will be a fade out, not an unconditional surrender.
    But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks just about everywhere indoors and outdoors - it effectively marked the end of the pandemic.
    Axios called it "Liberation Day." CNN's Zachary Wolf said "This feels like the COVID...
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  • I flew Delta for the first time since it stopped blocking middle seats and found cracks showing in its mask enforcement- here's what it was like

    I flew Delta for the first time since it stopped blocking middle seats and found cracks showing in its mask enforcement- here's what it was like

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Delta Air Lines is no longer blocking middle seats onboard its aircraft.
    The 13-month era came to an end on May 1, when Delta became the last US airline to end the pandemic policy that started in April 2020.
    The program was abandoned by all airlines as more flyers took to the skies, and scientific studies proved the effectiveness of mask-wearing in stopping the onboard spread of COVID-19.
    Along with Delta's other safety measures, the policy made the airline one of the best airlines to fly during the pandemic, as Insider found on numerous flights since June. By not...
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