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A Harvard psychologist explains the rise in passengers getting violent on airplanes and customers abusing retail workers: People have reached’a boiling point’

Passenger violence on airplanes is spiking and retail workers are experiencing customer harassment. Fear and anxiety activates the fight-or-flight part of our brain, a Harvard psychologist said. Now, after a year and a half of being on edge, many people are reaching a "boiling point." LoadingSomething is loading. Violence on airplanes is spiki...
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Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are’extremely vulnerable’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Airlines and regulators turn to eye-poking flight attendants and eye-popping fines amid sharp rise in unruly passenger incidents

Airlines and federal regulators are scrambling to contain a sudden uptick in unruly passengers on planes. The FAA has received 3,420 "unruly passenger" reports in 2021, and 3,000 weapons have been seized at airports. Under zero-tolerance policy, fines are larger than ever, and some are pushing for federal prosecutions for in-flight assaults. See more stories on Insider's business page. In undisclosed locations near airports around the country this month, flight attendants are receiving training in aggressive self defense moves that are specially designed for close-quarters. Flight attendants learn the double-ear slap, the eye-poke,...
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Clashes over masks make up more than 75% of unruly passenger complaints, new data reveals, as flight attendants describe’unprecedented violence’ on the job

More than 75% of the FAA's unruly passenger reports in 2021 come from people refusing to wear masks. The FAA has received more than 3,200 reports of unruly passengers so far this year. The new data comes as flight attendants worsening mental health over passenger aggression onboard. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Israelis describe what it’s like when your country vaccinates its way out of the pandemic – only for a Delta variant outbreak to fuel rising cases

Israel lifted all COVID restrictions at the start of June after its world-leading vaccination drive. A Delta variant outbreak saw authorities swiftly reinstate mask wearing and tighten travel rules. Insider spoke to three Israelis about how the setback feels, so close to the pandemic's end. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the most successful COVID vaccination programme in the world, Israel lifted social distancing and mask requirements at the start of June.Then a low – but rising – number of cases, fueled by the arrival of the Delta variant, prompted the government to bring back masks in indoor spaces, announce ...
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Ted Cruz joins forces with other GOP lawmakers to call for an end to mask mandates for vaccinated travelers, ahead of Independence Day

A group of GOP senators on Friday asked the CDC to end federal mask requirements for travelers. Sen. Ted Cruz said the guidelines were an "outdated and unnecessary mandate." The group introduced a three-page bill in the Senate on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Republican senators led by Ted Cruz on Friday announced a bill seeking an end to federal mask mandates for vaccinated travelers on planes, trains, and other public transport. Mask requirements from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have outlasted their purpose, the lawmakers ...
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Fauci pushes back against the’craziness’ of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying’that’s the way science works’

Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back against attacks on his evolving response to the pandemic, Axios reported. Fauci said attacks on his shifting positions are "actually criticizing science." Fauci has become a frequent punching bag among right-wing media and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Axios reported Sunday."The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying,'Ah, Fauci misled us. First he said no masks, then he said masks,'" Fauci told New York Times columnist Kara Swisher, according...