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Japan’s Copper Fiber Face Mask Can Destroy COVID-19 Particles in 4 Hours

This could be a real game-changer!

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  • Japan’s Gunma University has collaborated with textile company Meisei Industry to create copper fiber material that can “kill” coronavirus in 4 hours.
  • This can be used for making face masks, gloves, and other items which could be useful in combating COVID-19.

A university in Japan has teamed up with a local textile manufacturer to create a unique mask that can destroy coronavirus particles in a much faster period of time. The unique innovation has since made headlines because its potential to prevent the spread of the disease during this global pandemic.

According to reports, Gunma University has utilized copper fiber to make a more effective protection against the virus. In just 4 hours, this material can inactivate – therefore practically killing – the coronavirus in at least 4 hours.

This could be a game-changer in our ongoing battle against COVID-19.

In a post by The Government of Japan Facebook page, we read:

“According to an NIH (National Insitututes of Health) study, #NovelCoronavirus may survive for 2 to 3 days on plastic but is only active for 4 hours on copper.

“By enhancing copper’s well-known antimicrobial properties with a photocatalyst, Gunma Univ. spin-off GUDi & copper foil thread maker Meisei Industry have jointly developed a copper fiber sheet which can be used for masks & other daily items.”

The material can be used in making face masks and gloves among others.

Gunma University professor and Gunma University Developmemt and Innovation (GUDi) executive chairman Hideyuki Itabashi also added:

“The material used breaks new ground for preventing mass outbreaks of the virus, and we would like to have it out there soon.”

So yes, there is still no word about when we can buy copper fiber masks and gloves in the market at the moment. We do hope it becomes available sooner than later because this could be a great help for the public, especially for the frontliners.

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Looters With Stolen iPhones Are Being Tracked, Apple Warns

“The device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.”

  • Rioters and looters have stolen iPhones from Apple stores in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
  • Apple warned that they have the capability to disable and track stolen phones.

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Coronavirus May Be A Blood Vessel Disease, Study Suggests

New research suggests COVID-19 may actually be a blood vessel disease, which would explain all of the virus’ symptoms from head to toe.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has spread vastly across the globe, infecting more than 6.40 million people. The death toll has topped 380,000. The elderly, those who have weak immune systems, and those with underlying medical conditions are at the highest risk of developing severe disease and even death.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Rocket Launch Is Bad News for Flat Earthers

Checkmate, flat-earthers!

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully launched he SpaceX Falcon 9 along with the Crew Dragon capsule.
  • As it lifted, it aired live footage of the Earth and surrounding areas.
  • This prompted people to poke fun on Flat Earth believers, prompting the latter to defend their beliefs.

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