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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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The future of Traveling through Airports

Among the steps under consideration: no cabin bags, no lounges, no automatic upgrades, face masks, surgical gloves, self-check-in, self-bag-drop-off, immunity passports, on-the-spot blood tests and sanitation disinfection tunnels.

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Caring for Health Care Workers

#stayathome  was the word in the early pandemic stages, but there are many people whom the country needs to keep going into work—grocery cashiers, first responders, factory workers for critical businesses.

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Celebrating Earth Day

April 22nd, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement. Protecting our planet starts with you! Here’s some simple things you can do to help protect the earth… 🌱Reduce, reuse, and recycle: Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space. 🌱Educate: When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources. 🌱Conserve water: The...

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Why does coronavirus disproportionately kill men?

According to Sabra Klein, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, current data shows that if men get infected, they are at greater risk of a more severe outcome. “The honest truth is we don’t know why men are suffering a worse outcome from Covid-19,” she says. “Regardless of what we know about why that’s happening, we do know that it is happening.”

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Covid-19 is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reshape a basic human behavior.

The transport sector has been affected as much as any by coronavirus. This isn’t a normal period of disruption, which is usually caused by failures in supply such as road accidents or industrial action. In this case, it is the lack of demand that is the problem.

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