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US records world record 77,300 new infections in one day


The United States has set a 24-hour record of new coronavirus cases according to Johns Hopkins University.  The highest one-day total for the pandemic is now 77,3000.  The previous record was also set by the United States just a week ago with 67,800 new cases.

The U.S. also has recorded the highest number of deaths with 138,358 fatalities.  This record number of deaths is under a lot of scrutiny however, amidst accusations of inaccurate reporting and questionable diagnosis.  Some of these accusations coming from the White House itself.

Brazil is the nation with the next highest death toll with 76,688 recorded coronavirus fatalities to date.

British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn


With 31 jumbo jets in it’s fleet, the UK Airline (British Airways) is the world’s largest jumbo jet operator.  However, due to the travel downturn caused by Covid-19 global pandemic the airline announced that it will be retiring their entire 747 fleet.

The British media company BBC reports that a spokesperson stated that, “It is unlikely our magnificent ‘queen of the skies’ will ever operate commercial services for British Airways again due to the downturn in travel caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic.”.

While the decision may initially seem like a massive setback, the airline already had plans to retire the planes in 2024.  The travel downturn has just brought that date forward a few years.  Still the economic impact will be significant and may be a harbinger of the economic woes still to come for us all.