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Our ability to reopen the economy ultimately depends on our ability to better understand the spread and risk of the virus,” said Betsey Stevenson, a University of Michigan economist who worked on the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama. “It’s also quite likely that we will need to figure out how to reopen the economy with the virus remaining a threat.”
Public health experts are beginning to make predictions about when coronavirus infection rates will peak. Economists are calculating when the cost of continuing to shutter restaurants, shopping malls and other businesses — a move that has already pushed some 10 million Americans into unemployment, with millions more on the way — will outweigh the savings from further efforts to slow the virus once the infection curve has flattened out.
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It doesn’t simply rely on being coughed on or respiratory secretions within a six-foot radius of a patient,” he said. “Being airborne would allow a virus to travel further than that. There have been hints.”
Air samples taken inside hospitals, in COVID-19 patients’ rooms and the hallways outside, tested positive for the coronavirus, according to University of Nebraska research. The study is published on a pre-publication research site, but is not yet peer-reviewed.
The samples were taken farther than 6 feet away from patient beds. Analysis of the samples found in the air did not indicate the presence of viral replication.
A university post noted that this was not conclusive evidence that the virus is airborne, and that further research is needed to see if live virus was captured and determine the risk of transmission through the air.
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The video was shared by the official Twitter account of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona. In the caption for the video, written in Spanish, the hospital thanked its staff for "continuing to perform their tasks in exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19", adding: "A well-deserved applause."
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The CDC released some rather intense housecleaning guidelines that, if enacted, might consume all of your time. (“Clean surfaces using soap and water . . . tables, door knobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.” Also, clean all rugs.) You see the problem. Here’s what to do:
If no one in your home is sick with what might be COVID-19 (or flu or a bad cold), you do not need to spend your days cleaning. Just focus on making sure that COVID-19 doesn’t come into your house by practicing social distancing.
High touch surfaces include:
Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
Detailed disinfection guidance
For soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes
Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls.
For clothing, towels, linens and other items
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Q: What mistakes are other countries making?
A: The big mistake in the U.S. and Europe, in my opinion, is that people aren’t wearing masks. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role—you’ve got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth. Many people have asymptomatic or presymptomatic infections. If they are wearing face masks, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others.
Q: What about other control measures? China has made aggressive use of thermometers at the entrances to stores, buildings, and public transportation stations, for instance.
A: Yes. Anywhere you go inside in China, there are thermometers. You have to try to take people’s temperatures as often as you can to make sure that whoever has a high fever stays out.
And a really important outstanding question is how stable this virus is in the environment. Because it’s an enveloped virus, people think it’s fragile and particularly sensitive to surface temperature or humidity. But from both U.S. results and Chinese studies, it looks like it’s very resistant to ...
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London (CNN Business)Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients.
James Dyson, the company's billionaire founder, confirmed the order in a letter to employees shared with CNN on Wednesday.
'Desperate' shortage of ventilators for coronavirus patients puts manufacturers on wartime footing
"A ventilator supports a patient who is no longer able to maintain their own airways, but sadly there is currently a significant shortage, both in the UK and other countries around the world," Dyson wrote.
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China has announced it will lift the lockdown on Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the corona virus pandemic, on April 8, marking a significant milestone in its battle against the deadly outbreak.
The date comes more than two months after the city was first sealed off from the outside world, in an unprecedented bid to contain the fast spreading virus. Similar lockdown measures will be lifted Wednesday for other cities in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, provincial authorities announced Tuesday.
Since the outbreak, people in China and in the rest of the world have rushed to their local pharmacies to get surgical masks. But there are different types of masks on the market, and not all of them are really effective against this virus. So, which masks actually offer protection?
The inventor of the technology inside of surgical masks and N95 respirators wants you to know this: Surgical masks are important for sick people to wear — but everyone else should think twice.
Peter Tsai created the filtration fabric inside of most surgical masks and N95 respirators and dedicated his life to perfecting them. He spent over 30 years developing new nonwoven, microfiber fabric technology. He recently retired from the Material Sciences Department of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Tsai explained that surgical masks are designed for catching the large droplets released by sneezes, coughs and sniffles. The masks are best for catching drops that leave a sick person's body.
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