MIT research – Covid19 – risk on flight

New research from scientists at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has produced more insight into the chances of catching COVID-19 on a flight, and how people can still make their way around the world, while minimizing the risks. According to MIT Professor Arnold Barnett, the chances of catching COVID-19 on a domestic US flight with a duration of two hours, are 1 in 4,300, or 1 in 7,700 if the airline blocks middle seats. The margin of error factor of 2.5 for the research. The death-risk level is comparable to those arising from two hours of everyday activities during the pandemic. The purpose of the study was to see…

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Japan to look at promoting Fukuoka and Osaka as alternative financial hubs.

It is being speculated that the Japanese Govt is looking at promoting and targeting other major centres as financial hubs to attract business and slowly shift some of the business focus from being Tokyo centered. Due to China’s recent approach to Hong Kong, Japan is looking at encouraging some businesses to consider Japan as a safer and more stable option. There are still challenges Japan faces in progressing with this but are looking at ways to mitigate some of these issues and concerns.

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