Are buildings going to be allies or enemies in the looming war on the spread of coronavirus? BESA’s David Frise thinks it could go either way

A Harvard University professor writing in the Financial Times outlined why building ventilation systems could be either a blessing or a curse in the effort to contain the coronavirus.

In his opinion piece ‘How healthy buildings can help us fight coronavirus’, Joseph Allen called for an urgent review of how buildings are ventilated. He pointed out that, just as buildings can make things worse, they can also make things better.

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