June 7, Updates

COVID state of emergency won’t end June 15, Newsom says

California’s COVID-19 state of emergency order will remain in place beyond June 15, despite plans to reopen the state’s economy on that date, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday.

How does COVID end in US? With an ‘acceptable’ death rate

In a “good” flu season, nearly 100 Americans die per day. A similar death rate may be what Americans will tolerate from COVID.

New type of vaccine could soon debut

It works somewhat differently from the current crop of COVID vaccines, but is based on a well-understood technology and doesn’t require special refrigeration. The Novavax inoculation could become available this summer. 

First cruise ship sails from North America since 2020 

Celebrity Cruises crossed a major hurdle on the high seas this weekend as its Celebrity Millennium became the first ship to sail with guests from North America in more than a year.

US sending 80 million vaccine doses abroad 

The U.S. plans to distribute 80 million vaccine doses internationally between now and the end of July. Roughly 6 million doses will be distributed across Latin America, including the Caribbean, 7 million will go to South and Southeast Asia, and 5 million to Africa.