A Vaccine Reality Check So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end. Nearly five months into the pandemic, all hopes of extinguishing COVID-19 are riding on a still-hypothetical vaccine. And so a refrain has caught on: We might have to stay home—until we have a vaccine. Close schools—until we have a vaccine. Wear masks—but only until we have a vaccine. During these months of misery, this mantra has offered a small...
as California, Florida and Texas report record averages The U.S. reported more than 1,100 coronavirus deaths on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Friday marked the first time since late May the daily death toll totaled above 1,000 for four consecutive days. There were 10 states across the U.S. that reported record daily coronavirus deaths
Covid-19 has led to a pandemic of plastic pollution As the world produces more protective equipment—and gorges on takeaways—pity the oceans THE THAMES has always been a reflector of the times, says Lara Maiklem, a London “mudlark”. Ms Maiklem spends her days on the river’s foreshore foraging for history’s detritus, from Roman pottery to Victorian clay pipes. She can tell the time of year, she says, just by the type of rubbish she has to sift through: champagne bottles during...
The end of tourism? The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage? By Christopher de Bellaigue
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“Because we’ve been testing so many people, the state labs have a lot to process, and we are taking about three to five days to get those results back,” said Micky Boyer, operations manager at Capstone Family Medicine. The state has contracted with Capstone to conduct the airport testing.
With passengers gradually returning to Bradley International Airport, there are new measures in place to keep travelers safe in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the Connecticut Airport Authority announced the rollout of “BDL Cares,” a readiness and safety program. “Our number one priority is always the well-being of our passengers and the entire Bradley International Airport community,” Kevin A. Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said in a release.
Yet we have only reached the halfway point of the disease’s progress towards its first anniversary, timing that raises a host of concerns and questions about our ability to navigate our way through this pandemic. What exactly have we learned about Covid-19 over the past six months?