Airlines are testing a new COVID-19 digital health pass so passengers can easily prove they’ve tested negative for coronavirus
- Beginning this week, travelers on select airlines can download the CommonPass, which is a digital certificate passengers can use in order to prove that they’ve tested negative for the coronavirus.
- The CommonPass is backed by The World Economic Forum and can be download to your phone.
- The pilot program at the airlines begin as the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in demand for flights, and over 32,000 US airline workers are in the process of getting furloughed.
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The airline industry is testing a new digital health pass that could remove some of the headaches associated with traveling amid a pandemic.
Beginning this week, travelers on select airlines can download the CommonPass, a digital certificate that passengers can use in order to prove that they’ve tested negative for the coronavirus, the Financial Times
NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols.
The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday.
Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL chief medical officer, said more than one negative test is required before players initially enter the building to begin physical exams or any form of team activity.
After two weeks of daily testing, if the positivity rate of those tests falls below 5 percent among players and Tier I and Tier II individuals, as described in previously NFL protocols, testing would go to every other day. If the positivity rate doesn’t fall below that threshold, daily testing would continue until it drops.
”There’s no finish line with health and safety
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 535,000 people worldwide.
Over 11.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.
Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.9 million diagnosed cases and at least 130,101 deaths.
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