Why COVID-19 travel restrictions may be less effective in the US - WSET

by wset 12/28/2020

Travel restrictions are reemerging internationally and domestically in the United States as a popular mitigation tool to try to manage the spread of COVID-19 and new strains of the virus. But with worldwide coronavirus cases surpassing 81 million and the U. S. expecting a post-holiday surge, there are questions about how effective those measures are. Internationally, reports of a new, potentially more transmissible strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom prompted widespread travel bans.


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While we at home isolate and reduce our societal interaction, military members continue to interact with hundreds if not thousands of other military personnel every day. How has Covid-19 impacted the United States’ armed forces, and will vaccines enable them to return to business as usual?

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With the first US case of a new more contagious variant of coronavirus first reported in the UK, there are likely more cases across the country than currently being reported, according to Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of Johns Hopkins University. “Definitely,” said Dr. Sell Monday morning in an interview with The National Desk anchor Jan Jeffcoat. “I think it’s pretty safe to assume that this variant is in multiple regions of the country.

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With the first US case of a new more contagious variant of coronavirus first reported in the UK, there are likely more cases across the country than currently being reported, according to Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of Johns Hopkins University. “Definitely,” said Dr. Sell Monday morning in an interview with The National Desk anchor Jan Jeffcoat. “I think it’s pretty safe to assume that this variant is in multiple regions of the country.