Coronavirus: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out July 8, 2020

from Business Matters· ·

The World Health Organisation has acknowledged evidence of the airborne spread of coronavirus, after a group of scientists signed a letter urging it to update its guidance on the disease’s transmission. One of the signatories, Joseph Allen, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, explains his concerns. Also in the programme, Deutsche Bank will pay a $150 million penalty to a New York regulator, mainly for failing to properly monitor its relationship with convicted child abuser Jeffrey Epstein, as Kadhim Shubber of the Financial Times explains. A new report from Chatham House warns malnutrition in developing economies …



The World Health Organisation has acknowledged evidence of the airborne spread of coronavirus, after a group of scientists signed a letter urging it to update its guidance on the disease’s transmission. One of the signatories, Joseph Allen, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, explains his concerns. Also in the programme, Deutsche Bank will pay a $150 million penalty to a New York regulator, mainly for failing to properly monitor its relationship with convicted child abuser Jeffrey Epstein, as Kadhim Shubber of the Financial Times explains. A new report from Chatham House warns malnutrition in developing economies could cost businesses in the developing world dear. And as the continuing coronavirus pandemic forces universities to stay mostly online, we look at the impact that will have. Rob Young is joined by Sarah Birke, correspondent for the Economist in Tokyo, and political reporter Erin Delmore in New York. (Picture: A man in the US wearing a mask. Picture credit: Getty Images)