More Posts On: Health and Environment

You May Enter the United States on an Expired Passport — If…

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after Wednesday, January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until Friday, December 31, 2021 due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a significant impact on the operations of the 27 passport agencies and passport centers in the United States over the past 16 months.

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Asking a Fellow Passenger “Have You Been Vaccinated?” Is That Appropriate?

As the number of new cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus keep diminishing in many areas of the United States and some parts of the world, more people are traveling — and people are traveling more — especially after they have been fully vaccinated…

…but is asking a fellow passenger aboard an airplane “Have you been vaccinated?” an appropriate question to ask?

The husband of…

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Vaccinated People No Longer Need Masks — Except When Traveling as Only One of the Exceptions

People who are fully vaccinated may resume activities without wearing a mask or cloth covering for the nose and mouth — as well as physically distancing from other people — but you are still strongly advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States to take steps to protect yourself and others if you travel, as you will still be required to wear a mask while aboard airplanes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States; and in transportation hubs in the United States such as airports and stations as two of many examples.

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Wait a Minute…Fully Vaccinated People Do Not Need This Preventative Measure?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States recently released a colorful chart — as part of its Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People — which recommends via illustrations how both vaccinated people and people who are not yet vaccinated can participate in various activities safely…

…and it uses two images of a generic person…

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Up to $16,000 in Incentives to Move to 36 Places: May 2021

Back on Friday, April 16, 2021, I told you about an Internet web site called MakeMyMove in this article which is actually devoted to listing areas around the United States where incentives are offered from as many as 33 places to which you can move as of April of 2021. These places are attempting to attract people — typically remote workers and small business owners; but not necessarily isolated to only them — with incentives to improve their economies and general way of life…

…but links to three other resources were provided by…

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Is There Any Hope For Plastic Recycling? Earth Day 2021

Plastic tends to be a concern among environmentalists who fear that the artificial material — which is not indigenous to any natural setting on the planet but is found in many of the products we use every day — is slowly polluting the Earth, as millions of tons are generated and disposed annually…

…but the fact that almost…

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Up to $16,000 in Incentives to Move to 33 Places: April 2021

Back on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, I told you in this article about a cash incentive of $10,000.00 — plus either a choice of a street bicycle or a mountain bicycle; or alternatively, participants can choose an annual membership to a choice of arts and cultural institutions — per household which is being offered to attract recent graduates, families, career changers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other top talent to move…

…what I did not know about is an Internet web site called…

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Are You Avoiding Travel to Georgia Because of the New Voting Law?

Companies, government agencies, and professional sports organizations — such as Major League Baseball, which moved the 2021 All Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, as an example — are either banning official travel to Georgia or boycotting the state in some manner because of the recent passage of a law by the Georgia General Assembly known as either Senate Bill 202 or the Election Integrity Act of 2021, which is supposed to…

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Say Goodbye to Blocked Middle Seats Starting May 1 2021 on Delta Air Lines

Middle seats in the economy class cabins aboard airplanes which are operated by Delta Air Lines have been blocked from being reserved or occupied since April of 2020 due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic — some aisle seats in aircraft with 2×2 seating configurations were also blocked — and the company is one of the last airlines to still block middle seats…

…but that is about to change on Saturday, May 1, 2021, when customers will once again…

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