1. Health screenings at all commercial entryways; nursing homes, offices, supermarkets, restaurants, theme parks, stadiums/arenas, broadway shows, concerts, hotels, meat packing facilities, cruise lines, etc.
This will assure that everyone who is allowed “in” is healthy, and at the same time will act as a deterrent to keep sick people home (if they know they will get their health checked).
Do not use thermal imaging cameras for this task! According to a newly published report by the FDA, they were not designed or meant for accurate body temperature taking!
Additionally, the infrared forehead thermometers (“thermometer guns”) are “notoriously unreliable”, according to the medical experts quoted in a New York Times article: ‘Thermometer Guns’ on Coronavirus Front Lines Are ‘Notoriously Not Accurate’
Please contact me for more information about health screening devices.
2. Indoor Air Quality; now is the time to demand that all indoor commercial spaces monitor and verify the air in their building dramatically reducing bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease.
This can be done by air passing through ionization tubes on its way into common area spaces, where the ionized air then treats contaminants as it encounters them.
Please contact me for more information about Indoor Air Quality solutions that deactivate 99.82% Covid-19 airborne and surface particles!
3. In your home, please humidity: 50-60% (especially while you sleep)!
Dry air vs Moist air is the critical factor in the spread or lack of spread of this virus:
If the indoor humidity is above 50% (not more than +-60%), this has 3 huge benefits:
- By keeping our mucous membranes moist, we maintain a natural barrier to infection that’s like a “bulletproof vest” protecting our lungs, nose and mouth from infection. Dry air, especially while sleeping, makes us vulnerable to infection. Viruses are 10-100X more viable in dry air.
- High humidity causes “friction” in the air that limits the distances that viruses can spread through the air. It markedly decreases the risk of person-to-person spread of infection.
- Moisture keeps virus particles on surfaces from drying out, going airborne and getting into our lungs.
SPREAD: DRY Air allows the virus droplets to stay in the air and to float around like feathers. Moist (humid) air forces the droplets to the ground minimizing spread.
SUSCEPTIBILITY: DRY air dehydrates our mucous layers protecting our nose, throat and lungs. Moist (humid) air keeps our protective linings hydrated and healthy and acts as a bulletproof barrier against the virus droplets
- Newsweek: The Right Level of Humidity May Be Important Weapon in Fighting Coronavirus, New Studies Show
- Forbes: This Inexpensive Action Lowers Hospital Infections And Protects Against Flu Season
- Scientific America: Humidity Helps Fight Flu
- American Society for Microbiology: Effects of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity on Coronavirus Survival on Surfaces
- Medical News Today: How Humidity May Affect COVID-19 Outcome
- Yale University School of Medicine: Low ambient humidity impairs barrier function and innate resistance against influenza infection
- Yale News: Flu virus’ best friend: low humidity
- Fighting Viruses with Glycans: Our mucosa (a membrane that lines inside of our mouth, nose, all airways, eyes, etc) is protecting our cells with a thick layer of glycans, but it has to be moist to be a functional barrier.
- Our Health and Bodies are Connected to Indoor Moisture