Dallas-based Southwest Airlines recently marked 50 years since its incorporation in March 1967. (Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines)

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Bulletin (06/03/21)

Half of all U.S. adults are vaccinated. Airlines are still waiting to serve alcohol on flights.

Between Saturday and Tuesday, Dallas County counted 253 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths, according the Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


Governor Abbott is still waiting on an apology from President Biden after the president called Texas’ move to end the mask mandate in March “Neanderthal thinking.” In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, he says the president was 100 percent wrong, as case numbers didn’t go up after the mask mandate ended.


Citing an industry wide-uptick in unruly passengers, Southwest and American Airlines are waiting to begin serving alcohol on flights, which were suspended because of the pandemic. American says it is waiting until the federal mask mandate on airplanes ends. KERA has more.


The country is on pace to fully vaccinate 50 percent of adults by Tuesday, WFAA reports. President Biden previously said it was his goal to vaccinate 75 percent of adults by July Fourth.

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