Daily Archives: May 24, 2020

A Post-Contagion Escape to the Countryside

Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio’s classic book “The Decameron,” completed by the author shortly after the 14th century Black Death, seven young women and three young men escape the bubonic plague and seclude themselves in a countryside villa outside Florence. There they narrate a hundred tales to occupy their self-quarantine. The book concludes with the group

SpaceX’s 1st Astronaut Launch Breaking New Ground for Style

  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim. The color coordinating is thanks to Elon Musk, the driving force behind both SpaceX and Tesla, and a big fan of

Indian Capital Makes a Gradual, Uneasy Comeback

NEW DELHI – Signs are being spruced up and prayers performed as shops in the Indian capital open their shutters after two months with the gradual easing of a stringent lockdown. Markets were allowed to reopen recently after the government signaled economic activity must resume, even as the fight against the COVID -19 pandemic continues.

Europeans Soak up The Sun But Virus Travel Rules a Mishmash

BERLIN, GERMANY – Europeans and Americans soaked up the sun where they could, taking advantage of the first holiday weekend since coronavirus restrictions were eased, while European governments grappled with how and when to safely let in foreign travelers to salvage the vital summer tourist season. Yet even as social distancing rules spread families and

New York Times Marks ‘Incalculable Loss’ in US COVID Deaths

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus is expected to reach 100,000 in a few days.  To mark the solemn landmark, the front page of the print version of the Sunday New York Times is a simple list of names of dead victims of the disease and brief personal details about them scoured from media