Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers: COVID-19 spreads ten meters or more by breathing

A plea issued by 239 scientists from around the world to recognize and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19 addressed to international health authorities is to be published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outdated air con helps spread COVID

Most ventilation systems in schools and offices are just not up to the job when it comes to helping curb the spread of COVID-19.

Health

Indoor air quality merits closer attention

A study covering all of French-speaking Switzerland found that energy-efficient renovation work on residential buildings tends to overlook the question of indoor air quality. The study's authors, mainly from EPFL and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Architecture: Four ideas from history that offer healthier design

The response to COVID-19 has taken a spatial turn. Borders have been strengthened, people are being asked to confine themselves to their homes. Public spaces—markets, stadiums, schools—have been closed. It has suddenly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising.

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