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Disappointment continues as airports try to recover from weekend cancellations

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Flights canceled and postponed on Monday in O’Hare, Midway

CHICAGO – Holiday weekend getaways continue on Monday.

Hundreds of cancellations and delays continue to take place at Chicago airports.

As cases increase, the disease continues to cause shortages in airline staff. Overall, between O’Hare and Midway, just over 140 flights were canceled on Monday.

More than 1,100 canceled flights and more than 4,200 delayed flights were reported in and out of the US on Monday.

Significant airline disruptions have eased since over the weekend when thousands of people were stranded at airports around the country.

While weather in other parts of the US caused some discomfort, airline staff shortages related to the covid omicron variant were responsible for the majority of flight cancellations. While speaking on MSNBC, Dr. Anthony Aauci suggested that it is mandatory to get the covid vaccine when flying.

When you consider vaccination as a requirement, that’s another incentive to get more people vaccinated,” Fauci told MSNBC. “If you want to do that with domestic flights, I think that’s something that should be taken seriously.”

The Biden administration has so far not imposed vaccination requirements on domestic air travel. Two officials said Biden’s scientific advisers have yet to formally recommend such a request to the president.

Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal discussions said delegating vaccines on board the plane could raise a host of logistical and legal concerns.

The United States currently requires most foreign nationals traveling to the United States to be fully immunized against the coronavirus, although citizens and permanent residents only need to present proof of a negative test result performed. appear within one day of boarding.

Federal rules do not require people traveling by air within the United States to test negative. Hawaii requires travelers to check or present proof of vaccinations to avoid mandatory quarantine.

Biden did not respond to questions about whether he was considering making the vaccination request by domestic airmail, but he told reporters the topic was discussed during a call with Mr. national governors on Monday morning.

https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/frustrations-continue-as-airports-try-to-recover-from-holiday-weekend-cancellations/ Disappointment continues as airports try to recover from weekend cancellations

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