State introduces expenses-paid vacation packages as latest COVID-19 vaccine incentive | News

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Clinical nurse Vilma Barbadillo vaccinates Eddie Wong, 70, with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site at the Mountain View Community Center on Jan. 26, 2021. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout the state, including in San Francisco.

The state will select six winners on July 1 for trips for four in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Diego. In addition to multinight hotel stays and dining and entertainment options, each vacation package also comes with a $2,000 cash prize that can used

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How COVID-19 affected business travel and the hospitality industry

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Each year, students from the University of Missouri work with students from India on joint story projects that link their two countries. This year’s stories deal with how various industries are faring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project was overseen by Laura Ungar, an adjunct instructor at the University of Missouri and investigative and enterprise editor at The Courier Journal in Louisville, and journalist Sujoy Dhar, founder of the Indian news agency India Blooms, based in Kolkata, India.

Rod Uphoff remembers his last day of travel before COVID-19 like it was yesterday, even though it’s been well

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‘Enact special law to uphold dignity of dead’: NHRC to Centre, states on Covid-19 victims | Latest News India

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With disturbing reports of mishandling of Covid-19 bodies emerging from across the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday recommended that the government should enact a special legislation to uphold the dignity and protect the right of the dead.

It has also recommended that there should not be mass burials/cremations or piling up of bodies during the transportation as it is in violation of the right to dignity of the dead.

The apex human rights body sent a detailed advisory to the ministry of home affairs, ministry of health and family welfare and states/union territories in this regard.

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Covid-19: A coronavirus case study in Navarre: When bars and restaurants close indoor areas, new infections fall | Society

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The inside of bars and restaurants open. Two weeks pass. Coronavirus infections go up. They close again. The number of new cases falls. Until they reopen once more. The epidemiological curve in the northern Spanish region of Navarre has been following this pattern since the fall, rising and falling according to the restrictions put in place by the local authorities. That’s according to an analysis of the data collated by the regional government itself. And while correlation does not always imply causality, both the authorities and the scientific evidence itself suggest that, in this case, it is very likely that

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Southwest, Vrbo latest to offer buy now, pay later for COVID-19 travel

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Several months into the pandemic last year, Zachary Sempek and his new wife were desperately craving a vacation.

Their wedding had been rescheduled multiple times, the honeymoon scuttled by Hawaii travel restrictions. And they were still grieving the death of her father in late 2019 from cancer.

“We felt we sort of deserved a week off to relax,” the 29-year-old insurance claims worker said.

Money was tight, and they didn’t want to dip into wedding cash earmarked for Hawaii or put the $1,500 vacation package to San Francisco on a credit card. So when Southwest Vacations offered the option of

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