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Covid19 and a simple cloth mask – pangti | पांगती

It is a well-known fact that viruses can ‘survive’ outside a host body. The longevity depends on the type of virus and the environment in which it will have to exist. A viable virus can float as aerosols or cling on to various surfaces.Regarding surfaces, it is also a well-known fact that most viruses like inert non-porous surfaces. This includes materials like steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, etc. No wonder, marine life experts & activists have been warning about littering the sea with floating plastics and other similar material. Such plastispheres act as a substrate for various micro-organisms and hence could trigger a marine life epidemic.Covid19 is caused by a Novel Human Coronavirus, scientifically known as SARS-Cov2. Like its family members, it too seems to prefer inert non-porous surfaces. Sadly there surfaces are the ones that create the glitz and glamour of the modern world. Be it our airports, metro stations, office complexes, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants, cruise ships, even modern hospitals & clinics; literally…

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