May 20, 2020

Data on which activities are safer during COVID-19

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MIT researchers have created a framework to assess the "cumulative risk" of opening various businesses and public spaces. Johnson & Johnson says it'll stop selling the talc-based version of its baby powder. The SBA says PPP loans are getting smaller.

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director