• Researchers at Northwestern University are working on a self-sanitizing mask design to slow the spread of pandemics like COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Northwestern University
    Researchers at Northwestern University are trying to develop an insert for existing masks that would deactivate viruses before they were airborne.
    Funding for the project came from a $200,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation.
    The goal is "to make an accessory loaded with well-known antiviral chemicals - such as acids and metal ions like copper - that can be stuck onto existing masks," said lead scientist Jiaxing Huang.
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    The availability of protective masks has been on nearly...
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  • LA is empty. but the Hollywood Stars are still there

    LA is empty. but the Hollywood Stars are still there

    1 month ago - By CNN

    Here's a look at three iconic Los Angeles travel destinations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • Canada's Osoyoos council braces for $6 million tourism revenue loss

    Canada's Osoyoos council braces for $6 million tourism revenue loss

    1 month ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The tourism officials in Osoyooos warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could mean the huge loss of millions of dollars in tourism revenue. Destination Osoyoos said in a letter to town council, with the closure of all leisure and business travel, Osoyoos stands to lose in excess of $6 million in revenue during the March to June period alone.
    Destination Osoyoos also said many local businesses like hotels and accommodations don't have sufficient cash reserves to pay fixed costs such as rent and utilities, and that some travel & tourism operators do not qualify for federal and provincial...
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  • Superyacht Builder Heesen on Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic

    Superyacht Builder Heesen on Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic

    1 month ago - By Elite Traveler

    The superyacht Electra is due to be delivered later this year / ©Heesen
    One of the world's leading producers of superyachts, Heesen, received an increase in inquiries just before the Covid-19 outbreak took off in earnest. Mark Cavendish, the company's director of sales and marketing, revealed the industry experienced a strong start to 2020.
    New superyacht commissions are likely to drop as the world's ultra-high-net-worth individuals consolidate their wealth in uncertain times. However, Heesen had an influx of orders before Covid-19 caused a global pandemic, with people trying to secure a...
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