Daily News Brief – December 1, 2020
‘COVID-Tested’ Flights Between Italy, U.S. to Begin in Mid-December
Delta Air Lines and Alitalia will begin operating “Covid-tested” flights between Rome and the United States that allow select travelers to avoid quarantine requirements upon arrival in Italy. In the trial phase, approved by Italy’s Ministers of Health, Transportation and Foreign Affairs, passengers arriving from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark and Atlanta will be tested for Covid-19 both prior to departure and upon arrival in Rome.
Moderna’s COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know (THE NEW YORK TIMES)
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down Slightly in Illinois (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Webinar!
Global Affairs Beyond COVID-19: What’s Ahead in 2021
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00 AM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines over the past year, and rightly so. Upwards of a million people have died from the disease worldwide — more than 220,000 in the United States alone. Health experts are warning that the situation will turn even more dire as winter approaches, and already we are witnessing a spike in infections in Europe and the United States.
On top of that, in the shadow of this global health crisis, many other worrying trends continue to emerge. A combination of the pandemic, a decrease in societal interaction, and a distracted international press have served to dampen or stall international conflicts and acts of terror around the world. So, what happens when the pandemic ends?
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Don’t Miss the GBTA Annual Business Meeting
Monday, December 7 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
*This will be a virtual meeting
The agenda promises to be packed with relevant content, including the GBTA annual report, the presentation of a number of awards in recognition of our best and brightest and the results of the current GBTA Board of Directors election.
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The GBTA Board elections are open through Friday, December 4. The GBTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Association and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. This is your opportunity to vote for the candidates you believe will best lead our organization.
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