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Gas Prices Fall: Bit Of Good News In Bad News Times PDF Print E-mail

Gas Prices Fall: Bit Of Good News In Bad News Times 
The national average price of gas at the pump is less than $2 a gallon, and may drop even lower. For several previous years, it was $4 and higher. With the coronavirus pandemic now affecting the economy, and a deep drop in the price of crude oil, have combined to send gas prices speedily downward.

AAA estimates the gas pump signs will show $1.75 or less in April. Springtime usually means a sharp rise in prices because of the usual heavy warm weather driving. However, this season is different, now that many of us are kept off the roads by stay-at-home regulations.

Also, many seniors fondly remember when the per gallon costs were much, much cheaper. I remember filling up my ’49 Chevy at the Philly Navy Yard gas station for 16 cents a gallon. It was after being recalled to active duty for the Korean War in the early 1950s. Will affordable prices happen again?

Commercial Air Travel Down 90% Through Month Of March PDF Print E-mail

Daily numbers show less than 200,000 passengers passed thru airport check points on March 29 and 30. The figures decreased dramatically since the coronavirus travel restrictions and cancellations started on March 22.

If you have plans to fly, be sure to keep up daily on the latest news about schedules, restrictions and cancellations. It’s also wise to seek other forms of transportation, especially if your trip is essential for emergencies, family events and business.

Arizona Rep Advocates Closing The Grand Canyon PDF Print E-mail

With many other national parks already empty because of coronavirus dangers, Raúl Grijalva calls for the National Park Service to close the entire area to visitors immediately. He cites the added dangers of group gatherings and unprotected tourist exposures. The visitor services are closed and all guided tours have been cancelled.

Coronavirus Postpones Tokyo Olympic Games For Year PDF Print E-mail

After much consideration, officials have set the event for no later than the summer of 2021. Even so, it will be most difficult to make changes for those eager fans in America and around the world who already purchased travel, hotel and game ticket reservations.

For many, including athletes, the news means changing plans that have been in place, many prepaid, for months or years. The U.S. Olympic Committee and each sport's national governing body are coordinating flights for athletes, coaches and officials, and may be consulted for new reservations. The major numbers of fans and families usually arrange their own travel plans. The press and advertisers also book flights and lodging for staffers who cover the Games.

If you’ve already made transportation and hotel reservations for the originally scheduled 2020 dates, apply for changes and/or refunds as soon as possible. Of course, there’s no guarantee that the evil coronavirus bug will be gone by then.

Is Coronavirus Encouraging Survival Of The Fittest In Italy? PDF Print E-mail

If your spring or summer travel plans include Italy, it may be time to reconsider. Italy so far has suffered more coronavirus-related victims than China with nearly 5,000 deaths and another 5,000 confirmed patients in the last 24 hours.

Another factor may be very disturbing to many authorities and advocates for the elderly. With shortages of modern medical equipment, reports from Italy tell of local physicians are making decisions as to which patients are considered worth saving. Rumors indicate that instructions to medical staffs are not to use the limited number of artificial respiratory machines on coronavirus patients over age 60, with priority decisions for younger patients.


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