July 16, 2021
In this Issue
Here are some of the news articles we are following:
- WHO Warns Against Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines
- Vaccine passports: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sues Florida over vaccine passport ban
- Covid-19 rules: How six countries fared after easing Covid rules
- Hurtigruten Partners With California Ocean Alliance to Protect Antarctica Whales
- The Five Biggest Cruise Ships in Service
- New dining experiences revealed for Disney Wish cruise ship
- Good Food, But Fewer Options: Crew Members Describe Their Cruise Food
- Italian COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Strong Immune Response in Mid-Stage Trial
- The long read: The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine?
- COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence: Workplace Risks and Responses - A Guidance Note for Employers
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FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS
WHO Warns Against Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines
"It's a little bit of a dangerous trend here. We are in a data-free, evidence-free zone as far as mix and match," Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing.
NCL Holdings' lawsuit claims the Florida law places the company in an “impossible dilemma:" either on the wrong side of Florida state law or “the wrong side of health and safety.”
The company had announced in April that it would require all passengers and crew on its ships to be "100% vaccinated" two weeks before boarding.
Several countries around the world have already tried easing their coronavirus restrictions this year - with mixed results.
So what has happened in places where rules have been relaxed?
Offering small-ship adventures to various fragile destinations on earth, Hurtigruten Expeditions has longstanding partnerships and relationships with science institutions across the world to ensure more sustainable exploration – and contribute to science and research.
Some of the world’s largest cruise ships are already back sailing.
The crew members said that in crew messes they receive their food buffet-style, in line.
The vaccine, called GRAd-COV2, induced an antibody response against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in over 93% of volunteers three weeks after the first dose, reaching 99% after the second dose, the company said in a statement.
An English neuroscientist on the faculty at University of California, Berkeley, Walker, author of Why We Sleep, is single-minded in his mission: to alert the world to an invisible public-health crisis, which is that we are not getting nearly enough sleep, the sleep we are getting is of poor quality, and a principal culprit in this crime against body and mind is caffeine.
This document contains advice intended to assist IFC clients and partners in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clients and partners should also refer to COVID-19-related information and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other specialized international health and disease control organizations, as well as information from local, regional and national governmental health authorities, noting that such recommendations are subject to change.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the articles above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this e-Newsletter
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