Ultraviolet radiation in the 200-300 nanometre range is known to destroy the virus, making it incapable of reproducing and infecting, according to Pennsylvania State University, which was involved in the new research.
From her stress on handwashing to the use of data to assess healthcare outcomes, the battle against the pandemic is a constant reminder of her work. Yet the same pandemic threatens to shut down a museum dedicated to her.
A study has examined the ability of various materials to keep out respiratory particles — and by extension the novel coronavirus — and identified a combination of two fabrics as possibly the best: either cotton plus natural silk, or cotton plus chiffon.
It is still a ‘novel’ coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but the emerging picture has given researchers clues about how to target it. A look at its structure, how it infects, and the behaviours scientists hope to block