Remdesivir is not new. It's been under discussion since March. However the preliminary report came out on 29th April.It is though the anti-virals may be more effective in the early stages, and the immune drugs later in the disease.
remdesivir is not a magic bullet in this context: the overall benefit in survival was 30%."
Other drugs being investigated for Covid-19 include those for malaria and HIV which can attack the virus as well as compounds that can calm the immune system.
If you want to understand masks read this post of mineWIth regard to reusing the mask, best method is to use heat. Taiwan FDA says use a pressure cooker without water.
New surgical masks for example are sterilized by using ozone, overdoing this will also destroy the mask.
I have a old bajaj OTG oven, that I will modify with a NTC temperature sensor and controller, to get the desired temperature or alternately I can use my dewalt heat gun, which has a temperature range from 50C to 600c with 10 degree increments.
everyone wearing masks protects youmask just prevents aerosol - not meant to protect you
Exactly, i think is a good combo. If you wear glasses then a plastic shield isn't needed.Most people i see at the hospital are incorrectly using the n95 and wearing the same mask everyday probably without disinfecting, , if there was virus present at the hospital it could spread fast , people are better off using cloth mask with plastic shield , both can be easily washed and reused.
You probably haven't seen a genuine 3 ply surgical mask mate. Try to feel in 3rd layer of your 3 ply " surgical" mask. There are plenty of idiots who think the carbon layer masks protect better. But in reality those masks are for masking the odour ( during dressing of infected wounds) they allow bacterias thousands times larger than a thread of RNA.If you want to understand masks read this post of mine
It clarified a lot of alarmist nonsense that isn't relevant for the general public.
All these N whatever masks are only for those working on infected patients. They need more than that but that isn't a concern for us.
I use 3 ply surgical masks with the elastic band and dispose them off with one use. The ones with the things you tie are reusable.
I don't think any heat treatment will be good to sterlise the masks you have without damaging them in some manner. How will you know you have damaged them
They aren't designed for reuse. Limiting factor.
A friend of mine in NYC uses a fabric mask with a valve that he just throws in the washer after a use. Much more practical. He has three of them.
When i think about it the surgical masks with the ties are probably easiest and cheaper.
surgical" mask. There are plenty of idiots who think the carbon layer masks protect better. But in reality those masks are for
This is what happens, when someone who would probably faint seeing a surgery suddenly becomes expert after reading few online articles.
And your friend @ NYC seems to be a bigger fool than you are ( without any clue about how valves work in a mask.
@ Arjun, brother, through a normal eyewear to reach conjunctiva. Please don't listen to this cartoon ( who has never seen a real Corona patient yet and possibly never left his basement since lockdown and knows NOTHING about viral diseases)
Advisory on this should come from icmr/health ministry , the doctors in ICU continued to use masks with valve when i had told them not to, i even complained to the hospital management. Even the army chief was wearing mask with valve during a press breifing few days back.3. Now the valve: wearing valved masks in public or even in hospital without 100 percent covid patients should be considered a crime ( read what valves do, those let the expired air completely unfiltered) His friend @ NYC is actually participating in a criminal activity ( however with a velvet mask it's of zero use anyways.