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Is this the end of tourism?

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 Source: The Guardian

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Getting a COVID-19 airport test in Alaska is quick. Getting the results isn’t.

“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.

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Connecticut, Bradley Airport rolls out new COVID-19 safety measures

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. Source: Ctpost

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American Airlines may deny you future travel if you ignore its face covering rules

Face coverings are recommended to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. As of Tuesday, Mecklenburg County has had 7,468 coronavirus cases and 129 deaths, according to state health officials.

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After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?

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?

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What is plasma therapy, and how does it work to treat the coronavirus?

What is convalescent plasma and how does it work?

According to the FDA, convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19. These patients develop antibodies, proteins that might help fight the infection.

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Contactless transit payment is delayed by COVID-19 in NYC

Until riders are able to use the technology round trip, they’re less likely to adopt it. For now, it means swapping between a phone and a familiar Metro Card. 

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Can we hug? How to navigate physical distancing as lockdowns ease

When social distancing measures were first announced, many young Australians said their older relatives were “way to relaxed” and “going out too much. But the data – from an ongoing ANU study on mental health and behaviour during the pandemic – doesn’t fully back that up.

 

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The era of peak travel is over

We’re still deep in the trenches of the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s impossible to predict when or how travel might resume, let alone whether we’ll feel comfortable traipsing around the world again with the kind of carefree insouciance to which many of us have become accustomed. 

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You will travel after COVID19, but it won’t be the same

Some countries will not even take the chance of testing at the border. Especially if you’re coming from an outbreak hotspot. Entrance will be refused unless you have a certificate of immunity due to the fact that you’ve recovered from an infection or because you’ve been vaccinated (once there’s vaccines available). Wristbands with barcodes like those in the movie Contagion are a very real prospect. 

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