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Norway was a pandemic success. Then it spent two years studying its failures

Why one country wrote a playbook for the rest of the world If you could have flown anywhere in the world in 2019 to ride out a hypothetical pandemic, you probably wouldn’t have picked Norway.

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Rough waters ahead for cruise industry as it grapples with staffing slump amid travel heating up
record travel season is expected this summer.Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic told FOX Business’ Ashley Webster that the supply chain issues have caused delays for many cruise lines that were set to unveil new ships to the public."We've seen a number of cruise ships being delayed for their debuts because of that," McDaniel said.But, as McDaniel noted, supply chain issues aren't the only ones plaguing the industry this summer: Ongoing staffing shortages have assisted in stunting the industry’s post-pandemic rebound, forcing the world’s most notable cruise companies to find new ways to accommodate passengers.DOMESTIC FLIGHT PRICES INCREASED 47% SINCE JANUARYIn a statement to FOX Business, Norwegian Cruise Lines told the network that "due to the tight labor market, we have not been able to fully staff pride of America. Therefore, in order to maintain the highest possible onboard guest experience, we are operating at a lower guest capacity."Flexibility has been key to navigating the travel industry and in order to ensure the best experience for their customers, cruise liners are being forced to limit the occupancy on their ships. But as staffing woes pose as a major concern across multiple businesses, the cruise industry has a unique case as most cruise ships employ people from overseas.During the onset of the pandemic, employees traveled back to their native countries as travel advisories took effect to curb the pandemic.Now as travel restrictions have eased, many of those employed by cruise lines in the U.S.
Tim Spector - Early signs you may have Omicron Covid variant - even if fully vaccinated - dailystar.co.uk - India - Britain - Hong Kong - Norway - South Africa
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Early signs you may have Omicron Covid variant - even if fully vaccinated
Omicron variant of Covid has show two early warning signs that you might have the virus – even if you've been vaccinated.According to experts, if you feel dizzy or fatigued, you might have caught the virus – regardless of how many jabs or boosters you have had.The variant was first found in South Africa and Hong Kong in November, 2021, and came to the UK a few weeks later in December.It was thought to be a much milder strain when compared to the then-more dominant Delta strain, which had taken hold of the country at the time.According to a recent report published in infectious disease and epidemiology journal, Eurosurveillance, there were eight key symptoms experienced by a Norwegian group of fully vaccinated partygoers recently.These were a cough, runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, fever and sneezing.The study found that cough, runny nose and fatigue were among the most common symptoms in the vaccinated individuals while sneezing and fever were least common in the milder strain of the virus.This prompted nausea to be added to the official symptoms list worldwide, as dizziness was already on it.And according to Professor Tim Spector, the man behind the much-lauded ZOE Symptom Study app, around half of all new colds are actually Covid.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up for one of our newsletters here.Fatigue can also present itself as sore or weak muscles, headaches, and even blurry vision and loss of appetite.The news of two new symptoms comes as two new variants of Omicrom were found in Bengaluru, India.According to New Indian Express, BA.2.10 and BA.2.12 were found, but not much data exists yet as these are the first sightings of the new variant.A spokesman for the
CDC drops COVID-19 health warning for cruise ship travelers - fox29.com - Usa - state Florida - Washington - county Miami - Norway
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CDC drops COVID-19 health warning for cruise ship travelers
FILE-Florida, Miami Beach, South Pointe Park, Carnival Splendor cruise ship Departing. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are dropping the warning they have attached to cruising since the beginning of the pandemic, leaving it up to vacationers to decide whether they feel safe getting on a ship.Cruise-ship operators welcomed Wednesday’s announcement, which came as many people thought about summer vacation plans.An industry trade group said the move by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention validated measures that ship owners have taken, including requiring crew members and most passengers to be vaccinated against the virus.RELATED: Norwegian Cruise Line announces additional cancellationsThe CDC removed the COVID-19 "cruise ship travel health notice" that was first imposed in March 2020, after virus outbreaks on several ships around the world.However, the agency expressed reservations about cruising.RELATED: More cruise ships under CDC investigation due to rising COVID cases"While cruising will always pose some risk of COVID-19 transmission, travelers will make their own risk assessment when choosing to travel on a cruise ship, much like they do in all other travel settings," CDC spokesman Dave Daigle said in an email.Daigle said the CDC's decision was based on "the current state of the pandemic and decreases in COVID-19 cases onboard cruise ships over the past several weeks."COVID-19 cases in the United States have been falling since mid-January, although the decline has slowed in recent weeks, and the current seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the U.S.
Royal Caribbean - AAA: Traveler confidence rebounding in 2022 as COVID-19 cases drop - fox29.com - Usa - France - Los Angeles - state California - state North Carolina - city Los Angeles, state California - Charlotte, state North Carolina - Norway
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AAA: Traveler confidence rebounding in 2022 as COVID-19 cases drop
Passengers stand in line at the Air France ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on February 28, 2022. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The American Automobile Association reported the 2022 travel season is off to a much stronger start compared to a year ago as bookings have increased. The agency said a new quarterly survey showed that traveler confidence is on the rise. Sixty-three percent of Floridians reported feeling comfortable traveling now – a significant increase from 40% in early 2021, according to the agency. RELATED: Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival cruise lines to ease mask mandatesBased on the responses, AAA cites the boost in travel confidence is due to the COVID-19 vaccine, belief that the risk of contracting the virus is the same wherever they go, people are more knowledgeable and less afraid about the virus, the implementation of enhanced safety measures and reports that COVID-19 cases and deaths are declining.Aviation photographer Ryan Patterson talks with FOX Television Stations about how we captured the striking difference between air travel in 2020 and 2021."While some of this is the excitement of getting back to traveling, there are those who have more money to spend after traveling less in recent years.
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