“We’re ready to pilot a testing system on arrival for passengers from “red” countries as an alternative to quarantine, but even better would be to test passengers before they get on a plane. This requires a Common International Standard for testing, which the UK government could take a global lead in setting up.” John Holland-Kaye,Continue reading “Heathrow demands more government action to help aviation as quarantine triggers 95% crash in travellers to UK | London Evening Standard”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/27/coronavirus-live-updates-us/ Stark reading today in the Washington Post. Too little too late, easing off too early? Not enough testing? Not enough curtailment of travel, especially domestic air travel? It looks like July could be very tough for the USA.
Testing has been the cornerstone of most countries response to COVID-19 containment. The current most used technique is Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The issue is it can take 4-24 hours to get a result, requires laboratories, skilled staff and lots of reagents and can cost north of $100 a test. Blood, or serology based testing,Continue reading “LAMP Testing at Airports, the breakthrough travel needs”
The travel sector desperately needs to get on the move. The GDP of so many economies depends on it. But there will be huge media scrutiny if in destinations where there have been no to little infections and deaths suddenly have outbreaks. The finger will be pointed fair and square at aviation and Government policies.Continue reading “Travel to restart? or will it be stopped in its tracks?”
The travel sector has been massively hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Short of a globally administered vaccination there seems little the industry can do to mitigate the impact. Indeed aviation is often pointed at as being a big part of the problem. Spot solutions such as deep cleaning, thermal cameras, self declarations and quarantine onContinue reading “The search for speed and accuracy”