We heard on the radio that soon travelers
could be tested for COVID-19 before boarding a flight and then after landing
whilst travelling between New York City and London.
The idea is to avoid that mandatory two-week
confinement which might encourage short stay business and pleasure travel.
Florida’s airports are doing rapid tests and the prospect of continued
innovative thinking will certainly be better than the punch in the nose
our industry has taken from the ongoing pandemic.
The aviation industry is struggling but
is also inventing and that is a good sign.
In a very political year in the U.S. whilst
some are continuing to call for total lockdown, others, most notably President
Trump, are beating the drum trying to open things up.
Meanwhile in Hollywood where fantasy rules,
the lockdown reality is easing a bit as studios are again producing television
series and movies.
Hooray for that! Our son Geoffrey II is
back at work on set these weeks, co-starring with Billie Bob Thornton
in ‘Goliath’ for the fourth and final season of the Amazon
“Everyone, even the actors, wear masks
and face shields when not shooting,” Geoffrey reports.
“Every rehearsal has us masked up
until the cameras roll. And even then, people who are off camera are still
in protective coverings.
‘During our courtroom scenes the entire
jury were in face shields and surgical masks for a couple of takes.
“This week I have a scene with Bruce
Dern and am excited about that.”
Geoffrey II plays a lawyer in ‘Goliath’
that will be aired later this year. Stay tuned.
Getting back to regular life, whether in
the air or on the ground, has and will not be easy.
But thinking of all the terrible loss, including
what we have been missing in 2020, these cautious moves back to life are
Put on your mask.
Watch the Randy Newman video.
There’s more spirit to it.