Personal Protective Equipment.
PPE’s are a central and critical part of any strategy. The shortage of such was a major challenge in the COVID-19 outbreak. The US had failed to refresh its supply of such after the 2009 outbreak.
China which is the major supplier had limited exports upwards of 80% of PPE’s. This continues to be a major challenge as demand continues and the expectation of a renewed wave of cases in the coming months has put a strain on demand. [See special report on the PPE industry].
A private Florida company is offering a system to disinfecting people who walk through a framed doorway that uses Ultraviolet light. The cleansing takes about as long as going a scan at the airport. Far UVC light is a lower spectrum of UV light that can isn’t harmful to humans. May 19, 2020
The technology, developed at Columbia University’s uses lamps that emit continuous, low doses of a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light, known as far-UVC, which can kill viruses and bacteria without harming human skin, eyes and other tissues, as is the problem with conventional UV light. May 19,2020