A French astronaut who leaves Earth these days does not leave French food behind.Here are some of the foods that Mr Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut who took off on a recent SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station, will enjoy during his six-month stay in orbit: lobster, beef bourguignon (or beef burgundy), cod with black rice, potato cakes with wild mushrooms and almond tarts with caramelised pears. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month Latest headlines and exclusive storiesIn-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia contentGet access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months* *Terms and conditions apply.
LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Boarding passengers seated at the back of the aircraft first - a Covid-era change by US-based Delta Air Lines and others to cut the risk of infection - actually increases the chance of catching the virus by 50 per cent, a scientific study showed. So-called back-to-front boarding is also twice as risky as letting passengers on at random, even though it does reduce exposure between seated passengers and those walking down the plane, according to the study published Wednesday (April 28) in the Royal Society Open Science journal. The higher risk comes from closer contact between passengers in the same rows clustering in the aisle as they stow their luggage. Delta adopted back-to-front boarding to "minimise contact with other customers," according to its website, though the US airline only boards 10 passengers at a time. The change was among several across the industry - including blocking out middle seats - to persuade passengers it is safe to get back on a plane. Scientists from institutions including the University of West Florida and Florida State University simulated 16,000 possible passenger movements for the study. "The new policies do not improve on the old ones in
LONDON: US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a Covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021.“We will know whether a vaccine is safe and effective by the end of November, the beginning of December,” Fauci told the BBC. “When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year.”