The latest on the coronavirus

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In the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus that began in China in 2019, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health experts have been speaking to a variety of media outlets and writing articles about the pandemic. We’ll be updating this article on a regular basis. Here’s a selection of stories in which they offer comments and context:


July 29: Retailers Revisit Mask Debate After New C.D.C. Guidelines (New York Times)

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations on masking amid a COVID-19 surge, retailers are struggling to figure out masking requirements for customers and employees. Joseph Allen, associate professor of exposure assessment science and director of the Healthy Buildings program, noted that the CDC is trying to motivate better protections in…
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