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Covid-crushing technology for the office?

In the Covid-19 era, employers are looking at a range of innovations aimed at making workplaces safe. These range from materials that can puncture and kill viruses, to germicidal ultraviolet irradiation, to viral furnaces. But as the FT’s Anna Gross explains, a more low-tech solution could simply involve improving ventilation in buildings, and not all the innovations will prove effective in the real world.

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