Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

New helmet and tent aim to protect health care workers from the coronavirus

COVID-19 is a threat to the very people fighting it—nurses, doctors, and other first responders, who are exposed to virus-carrying droplets, or aerosols, from infected patients. Now, a team has developed two devices that could reduce their risks by sucking away infectious aerosols: a helmet to be worn by a patient, and a small tent in which a patient could be enclosed. The devices haven’t been proved to work in clinical settings, but their inventors hope they’ll reduce the toll among health care workers, at least 90,000 of whom worldwide have been infected with COVID-19, according to the International Council of Nurses.

Photo: Kevin Ward, a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, emergency medicine physician, tests a negative pressure helmet he helped design. MICHIGAN MEDICINE AND FLEXSYS, INC.

By Rodrigo Perez Ortega - AAAS- American Association for Advance of Science.


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