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    The U.S. lifts the pandemic travel ban and opens the doors to international visitors : NPR

    Passengers walk through Salt Lake City International Airport, Oct. 27, 2020. More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the U.K. and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting to focus on vaccine status. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Passengers walk through Salt Lake City International Airport, Oct. 27, 2020. More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa,  

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  • Best Tourist Spot

    Graveface Museum for serial killers is pandemic tourist spot

    The pandemic was difficult for many small business owners, but it was especially difficult for Ryan Graveface, the owner and proprietor of a museum in Savannah, Ga., devoted to cults, the occult and true crime.  The Graveface Museum opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2020. Just three weeks later, a statewide shutdown ordinance forced it to close indefinitely. “A lot of places got funding from the government that kept them afloat,” said Graveface, 40. “But I didn’t get a penny. I guess a museum about serial killers isn’t considered an ‘essential service.’ ”  For four months, Graveface’s house of horrors,  

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  • Best Travel

    The Best Masks For Travel, Comfort And Safety In The COVID Pandemic

    If you plan on traveling any time in the foreseeable future, plan on wearing a mask. getty Masks are back, like it or not, while for travelers they never went away. All flights, and in most places any public transport, requires them, and so do many destinations both domestically and abroad, especially indoors. Even where they are not required, they are a very good idea even for those vaccinated, with increasing numbers of so called “breakthrough” infections, along with the social responsibility to protect the young and immunocompromised. For those who are unvaccinated and putting themselves and others at high  

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  • Camping Holiday

    Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green: ‘There’s always going to be another pandemic’

    August 2020. The UK is eating out to help out, cocksure in the misguided certainty that the terrible travails of the Covid-19 pandemic are a thing of the past. Dr Catherine Green is on a camping holiday with her daughter, Ellie, and friends. Here, in a rural idyll beside a trickling stream, the Oxford University biologist hoped to get a respite from her punishing work developing a Covid-19 vaccine. There was no phone signal or electricity. There were scarcely 20 people in the campsite. And then, in a queue for a pizza van, Green overheard a fellow camper talking about  

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