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"Airlines look to help ailing industry with coronavirus testing at airports"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about plans for airlines to provide coronavirus tests that passengers can take before boarding a flight. 

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Friday, October 2, 2020
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Financially strapped airlines are pushing an idea intended to breathe new life into the travel industry: coronavirus tests that passengers can take before boarding a flight.

Several airlines, including United, American, Hawaiian, JetBlue and Alaska, have announced plans to begin offering testing — either kits mailed to a passenger’s home or rapid tests taken at or near airports — that would allow travelers to enter specific states and countries without having to quarantine.

The tests will cost fliers $90 to $250, depending on the airline and the type of test.

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