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How to clear the air in your home to protect against airborne Covid-19 transmission

Illustration of a box fan placed by a door blowing air outdoors.
Illustration of a box fan placed by a door blowing air outdoors.
Illustration: Matija Medved

Efforts to prevent Covid-19 infections have focused largely beyond the home, emphasizing crowded indoor public spaces. But after our son attended an event where he could have been exposed to the coronavirus, and we were told it could take a week to get test results, I began a quest to understand what to do if someone brings the virus home without knowing they are infectious, and how to create a sustainable defense for the “just in case” scenario, amid so many uncertainties.

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