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Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:44 PM

8. The expert on TV yesterday

(sorry, can't remember his name) didn't say it "kills" the virus. It can slow it down or make it inactive and help prevent it from spreading. As for the "fresh air" assertions, the advantages of being outdoors are pretty obvious, as we are not breathing the same recycled air. Personally, I would not have called it a "disinfectant".

That said, UV rays have been used as a disinfectant. Right now China is using UV rays in public transportation and elevators to eradicate germs, cutting a 40-minute process down to just five minutes.

Shanghai public transport firm Yanggao has converted a regular cleaning room into a UV light disinfection chamber for buses -- cutting a 40-minute process down to just five minutes.

"After the epidemic happened... we were actively searching for a more efficient disinfection method," Qin Jin, deputy general manager at Yanggao told AFP.

He said that normally the process required the full attention of two staff, who sprayed disinfectant on surfaces in the bus before wiping them down. "The problem with this was that it might not reach certain corners," said Qin.

The group partnered with a technology supplier to set up an ultraviolet cleaning system and now, some of its buses are cleaned by UV rays.


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