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Southwest Airlines CEO tests positive for COVID-19

No more mask mandate on planes – for now

April 18th, 2022

It’s official: If you have a flight scheduled for the foreseeable future, the mask mandate that’s been in effect for the duration of the Covid pandemic is no longer being enforced. For now. That’s the operative phrase here, and it stems from a Trump-appointed federal judge in Florida on Monday striking down the mask mandate …

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Using Face ID with a mask will not require Apple Watch in iOS 15.4

January 28th, 2022

In addition to announcing record-breaking earnings for the holiday quarter, Apple also released new beta versions for its operating systems on Thursday. iOS 15.4 is the next significant beta release for iPhone, and it packs a feature that appeared in previous rumors. You’ll be able to use Face ID with a mask without having the …

Southwest Airlines CEO tests positive for COVID-19

Southwest Airlines CEO who told Congress face masks ‘don’t add much’ protection now has COVID

December 17th, 2021

After insisting to a Senate panel this week that airplane air filtration systems are so good that face masks really “don’t add much” additional protection for fliers, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has tested positive for COVID-19. The Dallas-based air carrier confirmed his diagnosis on Friday, according to Reuters, which followed this week’s lengthy in-person …

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The FDA says everyone needs to stop using these face masks immediately

September 1st, 2021

It’s crazy, if not downright sad and disappointing, that we’re still grappling with the coronavirus this far into 2021. Like many people, I assumed that an ambitious vaccination effort — which saw the development of three effective vaccines — would have been enough to put the COVID-19 saga behind us. Alas, unfounded vaccine fears, along …

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16 states have decided you don’t need to wear a face mask anymore

March 11th, 2021

According to the latest coronavirus update from Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.1 million coronavirus cases have been reported in the US through Thursday afternoon, in addition to more than 530,000 coronavirus deaths. The 7-day average of new coronavirus cases in the US is now down to a little more than 63,000 from more than …