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Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to ‘1 in a million’

Delta is trialing a new testing program that will allow passengers to travel to Europe without quarantine. The airline is piloting the scheme on flights between Rome and Atlanta from December alongside Italian airline Alitalia. Passengers will have to take two COVID-19 tests before boarding the plane in the US, […]
Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to ‘1 in a million’
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A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing

The US needs to place a bigger emphasis on COVID-19 testing, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, told the Financial Times. President Trump’s flagship COVID-19 scheme, “Operation Warp Speed” is a government program that funds vaccine development efforts by drugmakers. “We need to be […]
A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing
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‘Concierge doctors’ who charge $10,000 a month for house calls and easy access to coronavirus tests have been cast as the villains of the pandemic. We talked to 6 of them to hear what they think the real problem is.

Ultrawealthy and sometimes asymptomatic Americans are using concierge doctors to access COVID-19 tests amid a nationwide shortage. The doctors, whose monthly fees can range up to $US10,000 a month and don’t accept insurance, can offer coronavirus antibody test results in as little as two hours; results for the general public […]
‘Concierge doctors’ who charge $10,000 a month for house calls and easy access to coronavirus tests have been cast as the villains of the pandemic. We talked to 6 of them to hear what they think the real problem is.
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As lawmakers battle over who is responsible for testing, Harvard researchers say the US needs to test 20 million people a day to ‘fully remobilize the economy’

The US needs to be able to conduct at least 20 million tests a day in order to fully reopen the economy by late July, according to a report from Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Centre for Ethics. Forty-five cross-disciplinary experts compiled the report, titled “Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience.” The […]
As lawmakers battle over who is responsible for testing, Harvard researchers say the US needs to test 20 million people a day to ‘fully remobilize the economy’