COVID-19 rattles the global airline industry

March 17, 2020

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Airplanes of German carrier Lufthansa are parked at the airport as air traffic is effected by the spread of the coronavirus disease in Frankfurt, Germany, March 16, 2020.


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The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on people's lives in so many ways, from health to education, the economy to politics to the arts. First, what's this all going to mean for the airline industry? Flights are being shut down all over and airline staff are being laid off. We're also looking to see how this all ends. And, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to close the country's borders to all except for the US. Also, researchers have been working for months to determine if a collection of fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls are fakes or the real deal.

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