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Can UV-Light Kill Coronavirus in Our Contaminated Buildings?

Hospitals worldwide have become ground zero for the COVID-19 crisis. While the rest of us are forced to find innovative ways to maintain a normal life under lockdown, our brave healthcare workers heal the sick on the frontline of this biological war. As hospitals become a battleground in the fight against this invisible enemy, it is not the doctors but the cleaners that form our offensive strategy. The dynamic hospital environment must be decontaminated after every activity in an ongoing process of mass disinfection as the workers in those buildings also deal with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). “It’s really unacceptable that in a first-world country like us that we’re having these shortages, especially with this whole talking about homemade masks,” said Dr. Richard Saint Syr, a physician in Bainbridge Island, in Washington State, USA. “It’s really horrifying that we’re sort of glamorizing that as a nice thing. It is, it makes people […]

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