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Is Greece your first destination after COVID-19?
lonelyplanet.com Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has unveiled plans for tourism to reopen across the country.
Join in a visual tour of a mystical and tropical paradise.
nytimes.com Join us for a visual tour of the island nation of Madagascar, about 90 percent of whose flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth.
The enormous potential a microbe has to stop Malaria.
bbc.com Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.
Learn about the fascinating, most active volcano on Earth!
bbc.com Mt Etna looms large over daily life in Sicily. And for the people here, living in its shadow is a complex and emotional undertaking.
We won against polio...how?
When a mysterious and deadly virus swept America beginning in the early 20th century, scientists succeeded in developing a vaccine, a triumph that researchers are working to replicate in our battle today against COVID-19
Take a journey around Italy through literature.
theguardian.com Elena Ferrante’s Naples, Umberto Eco’s medieval mysteries, EM Forster’s Tuscany … Italy comes alive through these great books
How do we react when officials talk health...take it in or question?
npr.org President Trump is one of many leaders and entrepreneurs, past and present, who have put forth untested and even potentially dangerous proposals during a health crisis.
How a disease is different for Native Americans.
theatlantic.com Native communities’ vulnerability to epidemics is not a historical accident, but a direct result of oppressive policies and ongoing colonialism.
Dance the pain away!
gizmodo.com It was a warm June day in 1374 in the medieval town of Aix-Ia-Chapelle, present-day Aachen, Germany, when the dancing started. It was the holy feast of St. John the Baptist, which aligns with the pagan celebration of Midsummer during the summer solstice. Traditionally, St. John’s Day was a day of ...
Could we be looking at a Malaria comeback caused by COVID-19?
weforum.org COVID-19 disruption to anti-malaria programmes could cause deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa from malaria to double, warns the WHO.
Test your flag knowledge!
theguardian.com Will you be a standard-bearer or struggling down at half-mast? Test your knowledge of weird and wonderful flag facts
Learn more about the organization we've been hearing so much about.
npr.org The organization at the eye of the coronavirus pandemic is taking heat from U.S. critics. Here's a look at its history, its mission and its role in the current crisis.
How Bali is slowing down and switching off just for a day.
bbc.com Can the rest of the world learn something from Bali, Indonesia, where slowing down and switching off is already mandated by law – if only for a day?
Is this the answer to eating out in a post COVID-19 world?
travelandleisure.com Lithuania's capital is opening streets and other public spaces for restaurant seating and New York City might consider a similar approach.
Want to visit Puerto Rico? Now's your chance!
travelandleisure.com Jorge Montalvo, from Patria Tours, will host a series of three live guided tours of Puerto Rico during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3 - 9, helping people feel like they’re really there too.
Pandemics have been happening for centuries. How did the Black Death affect Europe?
nationalgeographic.com Roughly one out of three people died as this medieval plague quickly traveled along European trade routes, devastating communities along the way.
See an amazing journey not many will ever see.
theguardian.com Smith was persuaded that if he built a homestay, tourists would visit his island. Twelve years later and Kevin Rushby is first to sign the guestbook
What countries are slowly returning to normal life?
lonelyplanet.com Some countries have begun to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions as they report a drop in new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
In changing times, how do we go back to simple travel tasks?
nytimes.com If you’re booking a room in late spring or early summer in hopes that travel restrictions will be lifted, pay attention to the fine print and book closer to your travel date.
How does it look when you recreate travel at home? Well...take a look and see!
travelandleisure.com People around the world are recreating their favorite travel photos at home while stuck in quarantine. Here are some of the best.
How the president protected his army during a time of chaos.
mentalfloss.com Smallpox vaccination was banned in America during the Revolutionary War, but George Washington was determined to protect his army no matter what.
Get prepared for the trip you've been dreaming of!
theguardian.com Discover online courses in languages, cookery and photography (even scuba and sailing) as you prepare for a future adventure
There are many ways to make your mask more effective...read below to find out more!
npr.org Scientists who tested a variety of cloth face masks found that a nylon overlay significantly boosted how well they work. Researchers not involved in the study praised the finding.
Learn how countries are tracing who has came in contact with those infected.
npr.org As parts of the U.S. aim to move out of lockdown, a key tool to contain coronavirus cases will be contact tracing. It's something health workers in low-income countries have lots of experience with.
No travel doesn't mean no tours!
theguardian.com Egypt’s classical wonders are off limits but a royal tomb is one of four sites where 3D modelling gives us a fascinating glimpse of antiquity
What one saw during a solo trip across the country that was shutting down.
usatoday.com My stepfather died unexpectedly. Then coronavirus hit. Cramped in a studio apartment amid the quarantine, I felt marooned. So I decided to drive home.
How did we get rid of smallpox?
weforum.org Smallpox is the only infectious disease that’s been successfully eradicated. It was eradicated by a collaborative global vaccination programme led by the World Health Organization.
Early Chikungunya vaccine trials go well!
niaid.nih.gov Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, has no treatment beyond supportive care, and no vaccine. An experimental chikungunya vaccine has been shown to be both safe and confer durable immune responses in healthy volunteers, researchers report in a paper published this week in The Journal of the Americ...
WHO has set conditions for the end of lockdown.
npr.org The easing of shutdowns is a hot topic, as economic output is now stalled in many countries – including the U.S. But ending a shutdown too soon could backfire, the World Health Organization says.
We've come a long way...what have we learned from the outbreaks before us?
forbes.com 65 years later, medical researchers are racing to develop a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Will this change how we view sports?
thestar.com A British cybersecurity company is pitching a passport app that tracks tests and vaccinations, allowing a fan with a negative test to purchase an even...
A day full of travel-inspired fun for the whole family!
cntraveler.com It's guaranteed to keep little ones busy and adults entertained, too.
A glimpse into San Francisco's 1918 Spanish flu debacle.
sfchronicle.com The Spanish flu of 1918 carries an important message for the Bay Area in the coronavirus era. San Francisco celebrated the end of the Spanish flu in 1918, throwing masks in the street when the threat was far from over.
How immunity affects the treatment of others.
nytimes.com We’ve seen what happens when people with immunity to a deadly disease are given special treatment. It isn’t pretty.
Learn what experts are saying about herd immunity as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
globalnews.ca What is herd immunity and what does it mean for this novel coronavirus? Here's what experts say.
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