Besides the novel vaccines and viable treatments against the novel coronavirus and the terrible disease that it can trigger, experts are struggling to find solutions that could remove coronavirus particles successfully as well.
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Experts in UK are analyzing covid particle killers
The online publication’s new article notes that new research at a United Kingdom hospital filled with covid 19 patients suggests the fact that portable HEPA filters can effectively remove coronavirus particles from the air, a recent study showed.
It’s essential to note the fact that the study was conducted in early 2021 before the spread of the delta variant. The official data revealed that the use of air filters lessened the risk of hospital staff and patients catching the disease triggered by the novel coronavirus. It’s been also revealed that the study has not yet been peer-reviewed.
HEPA filters block coronavirus particles
“Researchers installed two portable HEPA filters in two different fully occupied COVID-19 wards in the hospital. One was placed in the intensive care unit and the other in a general ward,” the online publication mentioned above notes.
The same article continued and reported the following: experts collected samples from each of the filters for three weeks: One week when the filters were on and two weeks when the filters were off.
The article notes the results that experts managed to find following the study:
“In the general ward, the study team found COVID-19 particles in the air when the filter was off but not when it was on.”
The same notes said:
“But in the ICU ward, the study team did not find many COVID-19 particles in the air — even when the filter was turned off.”