Lessons From Europe Surge: Control is Fragile and Losing it is Easy…

Europe seemed to have Covid-19 under control this summer, enough so that authorities let residents travel more freely among the region’s countries again. Then tourists flew home from vacations with the pathogen, seeding fresh outbreaks. As Americans enter a period of peak travel among their states starting with Thanksgiving, new discoveries about how Europe’s second…Continue Reading

Europe Hopes Mass Testing Could Ease Lockdowns Before Christmas

A number of European governments are launching programs to test entire populations of countries or regions for Covid-19, in an effort to tamp down contagion ahead of Christmas and ease economically damaging restrictions and lockdowns. On Friday, Austria said it aims to test the bulk of its population, starting with teachers and police, by mid-December,…Continue Reading

Europe Appears to Curb Covid-19 Spread

Europe’s effort to turn back a resurgent pandemic seems to be starting to pay off. A second wave of infections starting in late summer again made Europe the center of the pandemic. Governments responded by gradually tightening restrictions on daily life and their economies over the fall, culminating in recent weeks with the reimposition of nationwide…Continue Reading

Europe urges e-commerce platforms to share data in fight against coronavirus scams

European lawmakers are pressing major e-commerce and media platforms to share more data with each other as a tool to fight rogue traders who are targeting consumers with coronavirus scams. After the pandemic spread to the West, internet platforms were flooded with local ads for PPE of unknown and/or dubious quality and other dubious coronavirus…Continue Reading

Europe took center-stage in global spread of the coronavirus, says new research

A collaboration between genome researchers at the University of Huddersfield and Portugal’s University of Minho has led to one of the largest analyses of its kind focusing on thousands of virus genomes sampled from all around the world. The University of Huddersfield’s Archaeogenetics Research Group has mapped out the dispersal of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, responsible…Continue Reading

How COVID 19 is shaping the way Europeans think about politicians

COVID-19 is an unprecedented doom loop between a severe health crisis and grave economic repercussions. Government interventions to handle the outbreak and its aftermath first stopped public life in its tracks and then entirely reshaped it. This has left us in a kind of “new normal”, in which social interactionsContinue Reading

Europe re-enters lockdown in face of “stronger and deadlier” coronavirus wave

The coronavirus is still winning: Now even Germany is entering another national lockdown, joined by France.Why it matters: France has been “overpowered by a second wave,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a nationally televised address today. Macron said the “new wave will be stronger and deadlier” than the first. The big picture: Hospitalizations are spiking in…Continue Reading

Europe will help build NASA’s moon-orbiting Gateway space station

Home News Spaceflight (Image: © ESA/NASA/ATG Medialab) NASA’s moon-orbiting space station just got a new high-profile partner.The European Space Agency (ESA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday (Oct. 27) formalizing its collaboration on Gateway, a planned outpost in lunar orbit that NASA sees as key to its Artemis program of crewed moon exploration.Under…Continue Reading