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27 October 2021

Episode 2618

30 minutes

How can the US and China avert a crisis over Taiwan? Plus: we ask whether swabbing a phone for coronavirus is almost as good as swabbing the owner; find out why Colombia and Venezuela have reopened their shared border; and get the latest urbanism news from Monocle’s Nic Monisse.

27 October 2021

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Swabbing numbers

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Monocle’s health expert, Dr Chris Smith, tells us why testing a mobile phone for coronavirus is almost as good as swabbing the owner.

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