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United warns travel demand will languish until COVID-19 vaccine

By Tracy Rucinski

CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc warned on Tuesday that travel demand will remain suppressed until there is a widely accepted treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, which plunged the carrier to a deep quarterly loss on Tuesday.

Coronavirus infections are surging in the United States, causing some states to scale back reopening plans and reinstate quarantines in a fresh blow to airlines.

United, which is not blocking middle seats, plans to fly about 35% of its 2019 summer schedule in the third quarter and is forecasting a load factor of about 45% in July. Its planes

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Tokyo Says Stay Home, Trump Warns Crisis to Worsen: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Tokyo’s governor told residents to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors over a holiday weekend amid rising numbers of infections in Japan’s capital. Australia, once hailed as a success in containing the virus, hit a daily record for infections.

President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. outbreak will probably get worse before it gets better. The U.S. accused two Chinese hackers of working with Beijing to steal coronavirus research from Western companies.

Aviation regulators in the European Union and Singapore are working together to establish health safety measures for air travel.

Global Tracker: Cases pass 14.9 million; deaths top 616,000First … Read more

Big buzz about Moderna’s small vaccine test; UN chief warns against countries putting economy above health

Pharmaceutical company Moderna announced positive results on Monday from the early stages of its trial for a potential vaccine and said it would continue on with the next stages.

Meanwhile, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar blasted the World Health Organization Monday during its two-day assembly. The WHO and China signaled support for an investigation into the handling of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in the early days of the outbreak. Appearing by video link, Azar criticized the WHO’s failures, saying it had cost “many lives.”

The U.S. has the largest coronavirus outbreak in the world by

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