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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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Why I Am Not Getting a Vaccine At This Time

In this article pertaining to how physical inactivity kills more people per year than the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — and no one talks about it — I replied to a comment in which I wrote that “I do not get the vaccine for influenza either, Jackson Waterson — nor do I feel the need to get one for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time…

“…and before anyone accuses me of being anti-vaccination, I have been vaccinated for yellow fever at least twice, among other vaccinations”.

In response to my comment…

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This Kills More People Per Year Than The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — and No One Talks About It.

The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 8.9 million died from ischaemic heart disease in 2019 — which is the leading cause of death worldwide at approximately 16 percent of all deaths worldwide — followed by stroke, which is number two with eleven percent of all deaths worldwide in 2019.

Although the two aforementioned diseases — although not communicable — greatly outpaced the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, which contributed to the deaths of as many as 2,614,600 in the one year since the pandemic was officially declared by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, they are not the topic of this article.

The topic of this article is…

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New York to Drop Domestic Quarantine Requirement — And Increase Tolls

Travelers from another states or territories of the United States will no longer be required to quarantine after entering the state of New York effective as of Thursday, April 1, 2021, according to this official press release from Andrew M. Cuomo, who is the current governor of New York — a mandatory quarantine still remains in effect for travelers who arrive from anywhere else in the world — but if you are one of those travelers who has been wanting to visit the city of New York and plan to drive a vehicle, get ready to pay more in tolls next month as well.

The Department of Health of the State of New York still…

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This Town Officially Changed Its Fugging Name to Fugging — Because…

Entry number 8 of the first of the 10 Suggestive Names of Real Locations Worldwide series of articles has had its name officially changed to Fugging — effective as of Friday, January 1, 2021 — after a vote of the members of the municipal council of the town in Austria unanimously supported the name change.

This is what was written in the aforementioned article about the town formerly — and famously — known as…

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10 Suggestive Names of Real Locations Worldwide — Part 14: Defecation Version

Have you ever been to a place somewhere in this wonderful world in which we live which has a name that seems suggestive — or perhaps less than wholesome? In locations outside of the country where you are based, the names of locations may seem to have a different meaning to you than the actual origin — but when those strange names are found in the same country as yours…

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Earn 250 SkyMiles For $5 Donation to Lyft Vaccine Access For All Program

Earn 250 Delta Air Lines SkyMiles simply by donating a minimum of five United States dollars to the Vaccine Access for all Program by Lyft, which was created to provide access for people to rides by the ridesharing company to and from vaccination sites in the fight against the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic…

…but you must…

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Daylight Saving Time 2021 Reminder: Clocks Jump Ahead One Hour

If you have a flight tomorrow departing from most locations within the United States and Canada, remember that clocks jump ahead — or “spring forward” — one hour due to Daylight Saving Time, meaning that you will lose an hour at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Although Daylight Saving Time is prevalent in most of…

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50 Castles in 50 States in the United States

When you think of castles, what is the first thing which comes to your mind? Perhaps reinforced spacious stone structures dotted on hilltops throughout the continent of Europe — where the venerably legendary buildings are best known or most famous — inhabited for centuries by descendants of generations of royal lineage?

Well, yes — that would technically be correct; but that is not exactly the topic of this article. Did you know that…

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Pandemic Officially Declared One Year Ago Today

A media briefing which occurred exactly one year ago today on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 included the first time that the World Health Organization officially declared that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus had reached pandemic disease status — interestingly and coincidentally, exactly six months after the 19th anniversary of the attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which means that now we will be reminded every six months of a substantially historic event which changed the world.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which…

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