After long wait, Air Canada gets relief package from government

A white Air Canada jet with blue tail taxis in front of large aircraft hangar.

The government of Canada on Monday agreed to a bailout package for Air Canada (TSX: AC), the nation’s largest airline, that includes a combination of low-interest loans and equity. The move comes one year after the U.S. came to the aid of domestic airlines facing a catastrophic loss of business because of the coronavirus pandemic and months of pleading from industry and labor for help to preserve the aviation sector.

The government will take a CA$500 million ($386.2 million) stake in Air Canada...

4 Weeks Preparation Needed Before Sailing Cruise Ships

It takes about four weeks to prepare a cruise ship for sailing again, said President and CEO of CMI, Jim Barreiro de León, reports Cruise Industry News.


“We are on a schedule of four weeks prior to the actual activation and moving of the vessel at the moment because of the quarantine periods for the crew before coming onboard,” de León told Cruise Industry News.

 “There’s a difference between the reactivation itself and the repositioning – the vessel has to go somewhere else to pick...

Risk of Dementia, Stroke & Other Neuro Problems After COVID Recovery

  • New study that compares covid patients with other patients shows the effect of the virus on the brain. 
  • The study shows that covid affected people develop psychological issues in the next 6 months. 
  • The stress along with the virus is driving this. 
  • Anxiety and mood disorders are the primary issues. 
  • Dementia and stroke remains a potential health risk. 
  • More studies needed to determine the cause and the effect. 

In a major development, researchers have found that people diagnosed with Covid-19...

Covid Vaccines And Their Side-Effects

Side effects of all the three approved covid vaccines have been detected, says an article published in The Guardian.

Side-effects of vaccine

The most common side-effects include:

  • Soreness where the vaccine is injected.
  • Fatigue.
  • Headache and muscle soreness.

Less common side effects includes:

  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Fever
Root of side effects

Side-effects are caused by the release of chemicals in the body which signal to the immune system it is time to mount a response. These naturally occurring chemicals...

Alternative To Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc’s (NASDAQ: AZN) COVID-19 vaccine has recently dominated headlines after cases of rare blood clots were reported in European countries. Now, European Medical Agency (EMA) is investigating potential clotting risks from Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, reports Yahoo Finance.

What Happened?

While AstraZeneca has been caught in a frenzy over possible links to rare blood clots and subsequent restriction on the usage of its vaccine, this is a formal disclosure...

The Side Effects of The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

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Under-30s in the UK are to be offered an alternative Covid vaccine to the AstraZeneca jab due to the evidence linking it to rare blood clots, reports BBC.

Side effects

The recommendation comes after a review by the UK drugs regulator found that by the end of March 79 people had suffered rare blood clots after vaccination – 19 of whom had died.

The regulator said this was not proof the jab had caused the clots. But it said the link was getting firmer.

The review by the Medicines and Healthcare...

2 Murals Built Acknowledging The Efforts Of Seafarers During The Pandemic

To thank seafarers, port workers and other frontline maritime personnel for keeping the Port of Singapore open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), together with PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) and Jurong Port (JP), have commissioned two mural art displays, reports Sea News.

A dedicated work of art

The mural designs – one each at PSA and JP terminals – aim to highlight the vital role of these maritime personnel in ensuring that international trade and...

Navy Has Given 35% of Active-Duty Sailors COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emily Pierce, left, from Bremerton, Washington, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Information Systems Technician 1st Class Correy Bushman, from Rochester, Minnesota, assigned to the John C. Stennis, during a Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic led vaccination effort in conjunction with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. US Navy Photo

The Navy has vaccinated approximately 35 percent of its...

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