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Hospitals Must Prepare for the Next Pandemic – Part 2

“We Need to Face Reality Here”: Hospitals Must Prepare for the Next Pandemic What Hospitals Must Do to Avert the Next Pandemic Certainly, many critical pandemic precautions fall beyond the scope of hospitals. Governments, for example, must invest in more robust pathogenic surveillance — that is, sampling of animal populations to detect viruses that lurk …

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Hospitals Must Prepare for the Next Pandemic – Part 1

“We Need to Face Reality Here”: Hospitals Must Prepare for the Next Pandemic    Back in 2018, a year before SARS-CoV-2 began stalking the globe, American scholars issued a report on the likely traits of the next pandemic pathogen.  The scholars, from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, were on the hunt for microorganisms that could cause worldwide catastrophe — “a sudden, extraordinary, widespread disaster” that would trigger great suffering, death, …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Air purifiers could be the answer to the smell of rotten eggs over Gauteng and Mpumalanga

Medical-grade protection, in the form of air purifiers, is now available for everyday places like businesses, schools, and homes. It can even protect us from the smell of rotten eggs. Says Cristian Cernat, mechanical engineer and founder of the company Light Ray Purification, “The rotten egg smell over parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga recently has …

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Yes, Covid-19 Aerosols Are Infectious, And More Dangerous than Droplets – Part 2

Infectious Aerosols: Small but Potent Many Covid-19 precautions — plexiglass dividers, desks spaced 6 feet apart, reduced restaurant occupancy — are premised on the notion that large droplets, generated by sneezes and coughs, pose the greatest danger to vulnerable people. In reality, the most dangerous droplets are the invisible ones, particularly those in the range of 2 μm to …

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Yes, Covid-19 Aerosols Are Infectious, And More Dangerous than Droplets – Part 1

In 1981, seven American children contracted measles during a visit to the same doctor’s office. Three of the children had never crossed paths with the 12-year-old source patient. One child arrived at the office an hour after the infected boy had left. The outbreak caused a stir. At the time, public-health authorities believed measles was …

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Novaerus Protect 200: Can this Irish gadget clear the air of Covid?

Are we all tired of talking about coronavirus yet? It has been the topic of conversation for most of 2020 – and rightly so, given the situation in recent months. And it seems like we will be talking about it for some months to come. We are staring down the barrel of increased restrictions, and …

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