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100 Lucky People to Study Egyptology for Free

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At school, we were always used to being taught staple subjects whether it be Math, History, English, or Social Studies. Our minds were never capable of expanding due to the stable subjects we were given.

As younger kids back in the days, many things drove our imagination to wander, which is why we were always hoping for more. What if we were taught Astrology or maybe even Mythology? What would our lives be like today, but most importantly, how would our minds be like?

Breaking news ,that is the best we have heard so far, is that the Egyptology Research Organization Egypt Exploration Society has gracefully decided to offer free archaeological lectures online! Can you believe it? Archaeology is a very expensive subject to learn as it is greatly enriched with so much knowledge, which is why this is a big deal!

The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) is known to be UK’s biggest funding organization for Research, Training, and Fieldwork for those who are interested in studying Egyptology. Free online lectures will be handled by expert Egyptologists who have been working in the field for decades as well as have so much knowledge to let us in on.

The EES dates back to 1882 and since then has explored a range of 150 sites amidst the Nile Valley. Not just that, but they’ve also published more than 350 volumes of the research and knowledge they have gathered!

For those of you who are eager to learn about your ancient land of Kemet, the first free lecture will take place on March 25th. The will discuss the rehousing of over 5000 glass plate negatives (photographs) from the excavations at Armant and Abydos.

The second lecture, taking place on March 24th & 26th  will cover a brief history of the Egyptian society dating back to its origins in 1982. The lectures are some sort of a webinar but unfortunately has a capacity of 100 people. Make sure to register at their EES events section on their page.

For those of you who are super excited to partake in such a memorable event, register now to be a part of the 100 lucky people who get the privilege of studying and learning more! Head to EES website and go go go !

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Flights May Resume in The Second Half of June

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According to what Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad said on Sunday, Egypt is considering a ‘gradual resumption’ of international flights in the second half of June or first half of July.

Saad explained that the Cabinet is planning on having a crisis committee meeting next week to discuss the measures that need to be taken in light of the pandemic. The meeting will also go over the resumption of flights.

“The gradual resumption of flights might be during the second half of June or first half of next July,” he said.

He also added that a number of global carriers are indeed ready to carry on with flight to Egypt as of next July, especially that they “predict that Egypt is among states which will gradually open airspace.”

For the last period of time, airports have been working on implementing the necessary measures that shall be applied on board or at departure or arrival halls.

“Such measures have been implemented at a pilot level in domestic travel flights”, he said.

The Cabinet’s spokesman statements come few weeks after Egypt said a suspension of international flights at all Egyptian airports will continue “until further notice,” according to a decree by PM Mostafa Madbouly.

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Results From First Human Trial Raise Hopes For a Vaccine Against COVID-19

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A glimmer of hope sparked following the first results from human trials of a vaccine against the novel Coronavirus, after US firm’s study saw positive results in a group of eight volunteers.

The hopeful results showed that each one of the volunteers produced an antibody response on a par with that seen in people who have had the disease.

Even though the results from this first-stage trial doesn’t necessarily mean that the treatment will work, it is a sign of a breakthrough in a battle that shall hopefully come to an end soon.

This US study is run by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, it showed that all eight volunteers made neutralizing antibodies which were tested in human cells in the lab and stopped the virus from replicating.

The higher the vaccine dose, the more antibodies the volunteer produced.

This isn’t the first trial for a vaccine that should give you hope, as the US National Institutes of Health Moderna is also planning to start a mid-stage study soon and then begin a late-stage trial in July.

The company also hopes to have the vaccine ready by fall for emergency cases, a timeline with no precedent in the history of vaccine development.

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Why It’s A Bad Idea to Postpone the Olympics to 2022

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been the safest option to end up cancelling or even delaying worldwide events that were said to take place this 2020. We were told to practice and maintain social distancing as well as safety precautions in hopes of remaining safe from the novel virus.

One of the most important events that people were hoping to attend and watch live on TV is the “Olympics”. This 2020, the Olympics was going to take place in Tokyo this year since every year the Olympics is situated in a certain country. But now since the coronavirus pandemic has gone viral, it was best to momentarily postpone the event.

Since the virus sparked, it was decided that the Olympics will be postponed until July 2021 which is around a year from now. Today though, discussions are arising claiming that it is impossible and that they cannot delay the Olympics more than they already have.

The President of Tokyo, Yoshiro Mori, states that they won’t be able to postpone the games even more than they already have. Yes Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister, stated that it is best to start considering a two year postponement but he has officially decided that one year is the latest they could postpone the event.

According to specialists, it is said that the Coronavirus is to last at least another two years depending on each country and the situation of the virus then. Also, famous researchers are fearing that this is the Spanish Flu all over again.  If you guys are familiar with what happened back then, you would remember that the Spanish Flu lasted around two years.

In our opinion, the safest option is to keep cautious and maintain social distancing as well as precautionary measures for the next two years to be fully sure that we have beat the war against the COVID-19. Unless we’re lucky and someone finds an ultimate cure or antiviral, its best to be safe rather than sorry.

Unfortunately the Japanese organizers are under heavy pressure from both sports associations and athletes due to the year-long postponement, so imagine having to tell them that they’ve decided to postpone it for yet another extra year than what they have previously agreed upon.

“Also thinking about athletes and issues over Games management, it is technically difficult to delay it by two years,” Mori was quoted as saying.

A well informed professor refuted saying: “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” said Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious diseases at Kobe University.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this all plays out but for the time being let us remain optimistic.

 

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