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As the Covid-19 pandemic unwinds it is clear that airborne transmission has been more prevalent than first thought. Landlords and estate holders need to consider their long-term approach to general pathogen management as well as put in place protections against future outbreaks.

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Bloomberg

Covid Is Airborne, Scientists Say. Now Authorities Think So, Too

A quiet revolution has permeated global health circles. Authorities have come to accept what many researchers have argued for over a year: The coronavirus can spread through the air…

FT Article

The property developers still betting on London offices

Just beyond the northern frontier of the City of London, a nondescript plot of development land is the subject of a fierce bidding war. The site’s price has soared in recent weeks on the back of offers from… 

BBC

Calls for post-Covid ‘revolution’ in building air quality

Dozens of the world’s top experts in how diseases spread have called for big improvements to the air in buildings. They say current rules on ventilation are failing to stop infections, including Covid-19…

University of Leeds

‘Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections’

Leading experts in the transmission of airborne pathogens are calling for tighter regulations to control air quality in buildings – as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses…

Bloomberg

No Mingling: London’s Slow and Awkward Return to the Office

With a flurry of re-openings, the City of London has spent the past few weeks advertising its exit from lockdown. The first few in-person events suggest there’s a long way to go before the return of the hustle…

The Guardian

Flu could be ‘bigger problem than Covid in UK this winter’

Flu could be a bigger problem than Covid-19 in the UK this winter, a senior government vaccine adviser has said, with low prevalence over the past months possibly leading to a drop in immunity…

Bloomberg

The Plan to Stop Respiratory Virus at Once

The benefits of ventilation reach far beyond the coronavirus. What if we stop taking colds and flus for granted, too? When London vanquished cholera in the 19th century, it took not a vaccine, or a drug, but a sewage system…