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In this covid-19, coronavirus pandemic, in 2020, Black Americans have the highest morality rates and worse health outcomes of any racial group in the country. There is a major gap in healthcare, education and economics across the country and it becomes imperative for Black Americans – “To Put the Black Community First.”

"The thing we have learned throughout this pandemic is that the best defense against the spread of this virus in our community is our residents having access to accurate and reliable information about the virus and how to protect themselves and their loved ones." - Albert Bryan Jr., Governor, U.S. Virgin Islands

It was only just over 100 years ago, on January 1, 1914, when the world's first scheduled passenger airline service took off. Since then, air travel has been taken for granted. In the interim, the world has experienced World War I, the Spanish flu, the Great Depression of the 1930s, World War II and the 2008 financial crisis. Advent COVID-19 and we find that the world's passenger airlines have been grounded and some will never return. 

“Either we return to a globalization of concentration that is authoritarian, and to the same institutional design, or we build a different future” - Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ponders life in the region after COVID-19.

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