14 Mar 2020

Chris Smith - COVID-19 pandemic update

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 14 March 2020

Dr Chris Smith, consultant virologist at Cambridge University, and one of BBC Radio 5 Live's Naked Scientists, is back with the latest info on COVID-19 including practical advice to help us manage the risks associated with it.

Among the subjects up for discussion: how effective are travel bans as a way of containing the virus, why Italy has been so hard hit, why children don't seem to be getting sick, and the influence of the weather on its future spread.

Crew members wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus arrive at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, on March 12, 2020.

Photo: AFP