The British government will be exposed to financial risks from its 372 billion pound pandemic spending for decades, according to lawmakers’ reports on Sunday that also said more than 2 billion pounds…
As school holidays begin for many, the airline industry says tens of thousands are flying abroad.
Original source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57948383
Director of underwriting, products and claims at Max Bupa Health Insurance, Bhabatosh Mishra says that we saw the average ticket size of claims go up from Rs 1.3 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh. "The period of hospitalization has declined from an average of 14 days to 7-8 days in the last few months," he said.
Cases of Covid-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. While the rates are still sharply down from their January highs, officials are concerned by the reversing trendlines and what they consider needless illness and death. And cases are expected to continue to rise in coming weeks.
International News: Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic
A perfect storm appears to brewing for homeowners and property insurers in the drought-plagued, wildfire-riddled U.S. West – and as odd as it may sound, the trouble may have begun with the pandemic. Property insurance rates and availability for homeowners …
Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/07/14/622658.htm
Russia on Tuesday set another record for coronavirus-related deaths over a 24-hour period, despite efforts from authorities to slow a rampant third wave of infections. A government tally reported 780…
The pandemic has devastated the arts, but green shoots of recovery may be forming – in every sense.
Original source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57779761
US airline Delta has revealed that the pandemic not only disrupted the aviation industry but robbed its passengers of the chance to enjoy a “Queer Eye”-themed safety video.
International News: “If somebody around you gets the coronavirus, you would run to the drugstore to get your medication and take it for three or four days. If you were si
Refunding fines to Ohio businesses cited for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic would send a “horrible” message to the vast majority of companies that followed the rules, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine said this week as he explained …
Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/07/02/621287.htm
The pandemic has created plenty of problems for people and now pets. Apparently, what seemed like a good idea is not the case for many as dogs and cats are being returned to shelters as life gets back to normal.
Most California insurance companies continued to charge pre-pandemic auto insurance rates despite a vast majority of Californians driving far less last year, according to an analysis by Consumer Watchdog on Tuesday. The report shows auto insurers reaped “a windfall of …
Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/06/29/620665.htm
For the first time in a year, Australia is battling outbreaks in different parts of the country.
Original source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57633457
Indiana must continue paying pandemic unemployment benefits to roughly 230,000 Hoosiers until a lawsuit challenging the early termination of the compensation is decided, a state judge ruled Friday.
For families wanting to stay in the area, good luck finding a rental. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped create a housing shortage.
Regulators amid much fanfare in early 2020 approved two cannabis lounges in Alaska, making it one of the few states where customers would be allowed to use marijuana at retail pot shops. Then the pandemic hit. One of the sites …
Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/06/23/619884.htm
Appetite for reliable reporting has increased but trust still below pre-Brexit levels, report says.
Original source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57564335
Soaring stock markets and property prices help boost the wealth of the wealthy, research suggests.
Original source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57575077
International News: US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has said the Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose risks to the US economic outlook as the pace of vaccination ha
As the United States continues on a path to near pre-pandemic normalcy, experts remain concerned over low vaccination rates and the spread of Covid -19 variants, which could potentially exacerbate a pandemic that has upended life for more than a year and inflicted a damaging toll on Americans and the world.
EL PASO, Texas — Girl Scout cookie season usually comes to an end by March, however this year's cookie sales are far from over and the pandemic is to blame. Around this time of the year, the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest usually have around 2,000 boxes left over. But this year they have