New Covid-killing alloy that reduces presence of the virus by 99.75% within three hours could be used to disinfect mass-transit areas and crowded venues

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  • Made of stainless steel by adding copper to the mixture
  • It kills up to 99.99% of the presence of coronavirus in six hours and completely eliminates any traces in 24 hours
  • The team wants to make lift buttons, doorknobs and handrails for further tests and tests of their new stainless steel

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A team of scientists from the University of Hong Kong has unveiled the world’s first anti-pathogen stainless steel, which they say can kill almost all presence of the coronavirus in just three hours.

The new alloy, which adds copper to a stainless-steel mixture, kills 99.75 percent of the virus in three hours, 99.9 percent of the virus in six hours, and completely eradicates it after 24 hours.

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The metal also kills H1N1 influenza A virus – the virus strain behind swine flu – and E. coli bacteria.

The COVID-killing steel, when released to the market, costs to disinfect mass transit public areas such as airports and train stations as well as other places where crowds gather such as movie theaters and sports stadiums will decrease.

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A new alloy that adds copper to a stainless-steel alloy kills 99.75 percent of the virus in three hours, 99.9 percent in six hours, and completely kills it after 24 hours.

The coronavirus first made headlines in 2019, forcing business closures, ordering millions to stay at home and killing more than five million people worldwide.

This lingering pandemic has prompted scientists to work over time in creating new innovations to help stop the spread of the virus, and now a team has developed a way to kill the virus on steel.

Stainless steel is usually composed of iron, chromium, and sometimes nickel, but newer alloy 316L powder, which is a stainless steel powder, was made by mixing Cu powder or copper.

The team found that increasing the weight of the copper by 20 percent was key to killing the virus attached to the steel surface.

The COVID-killing steel, when released to market, will reduce the cost of disinfecting mass transit public areas such as airports and train stations as well as other places where crowds gather such as movie theaters and sports stadium

The COVID-killing steel, when released to market, will reduce the cost of disinfecting mass transit public areas such as airports and train stations as well as other places where crowds gather such as movie theaters and sports stadium

Stainless steel is usually composed of iron, chromium, and sometimes nickel, but newer alloy 316L powder, which is a stainless steel powder, was made by mixing Cu powder or copper.  The team found that increasing the weight of the copper by 20 percent was key to killing the virus attached to the steel surface.

Stainless steel is usually composed of iron, chromium, and sometimes nickel, but newer alloy 316L powder, which is a stainless steel powder, was made by mixing Cu powder or copper. The team found that increasing the weight of the copper by 20 percent was the key to killing the virus attached to the steel surface.

‘Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) exhibits strong stability on conventional stainless steel (SS) surface, with infectious virus detected even after two days, through surface touching in public areas’ There is a high risk of transmission of the virus,’ reads the study published in chemical engineering journal,

Penn State infused gum with plant-grown protein and found it 'trap' the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Penn State infused gum with plant-grown protein and found it ‘trap’ the SARS-CoV-2 virus

‘To reduce surface hardening transmission, the present study develops the first SS against SARS-COV-2 with excellent anti-pathogen properties.’

According to the University of Hong Kong, the team is liaising with industrial partners to build prototypes of public stainless steel products such as lift buttons, doorknobs and handrails for further tests and trials.

Penn State University shared an innovation Last week that prevents the transmission of coronavirus between people.

The team infused the gum with a plant-grown protein and found that it ‘trap’ the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

When saliva samples from coronavirus patients were exposed to ACE2 gum, researchers observed that 50 milligrams of cinnamon-flavored gum reduced viral entry by 95 percent.

When saliva samples from coronavirus patients were exposed to ACE2 gum, researchers observed that 50 milligrams of cinnamon-flavored gum reduced viral entry by 95 percent.

The protein, known as ACE2, prevents the virus from attaching to a host cell in the human body by interacting with the receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 – which is involved in the virus’s attachment to the receptor and fusion with the cell membrane. provides facilities.

When saliva samples from coronavirus patients were exposed to ACE2 gum, researchers observed that 50 milligrams of cinnamon-flavored gum reduced viral entry by 95 percent.

The research team is currently working toward obtaining permission to conduct a clinical trial to evaluate whether this approach is safe and effective when tested in people infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Why is the new Omicron version so scary?

What’s so worried about variants?

Experts say it is the ‘worst variant ever seen’ and are concerned about the number of mutations it contains.

The variant – which the World Health Organization has named omicron – has 32 mutations on the spike protein – which is twice as many as has been recorded so far and is currently the dominant delta strain.

Experts fear the changes could make vaccines up to 40 percent less effective in the best-case scenario.

This is because so many variations on B.1.1.1.529 are on the spike protein of the virus.

The current crop of vaccines triggers the body to recognize Spike’s version from earlier versions of the virus.

The Botswana variant has about 50 mutations and more than 30 of them are on the spike protein.  The current crop of vaccines triggers the body to recognize a version of the spike protein from earlier versions of the virus.  But the mutations can make the spike protein so different that the body's immune system struggles to recognize and fight it.  And three spike mutations (H665Y, N679K, P681H) help it to enter the body's cells more easily.  Meanwhile, it does not have a membrane protein (NSP6) seen in earlier iterations of the virus, which experts think could make it more contagious.  and it has two mutations (R203K and G204R) that have been present in all forms of concern and have been associated with infectiousness.

The Botswana variant has about 50 mutations and more than 30 of them are on the spike protein. The current crop of vaccines triggers the body to recognize a version of the spike protein from earlier versions of the virus. But the mutations can make the spike protein so different that the body’s immune system struggles to recognize and fight it. And three spike mutations (H665Y, N679K, P681H) help it to enter the body’s cells more easily. Meanwhile, it lacks a membrane protein (NSP6) seen in earlier iterations of the virus, which experts think could make it more contagious. and it has two mutations (R203K and G204R) that have been present in all forms of concern and have been associated with infectiousness.

But because the spike protein looks so different on the new strain, the body’s immune system may struggle to recognize and fight it.

It also contains mutations found on the delta variant that allow it to spread more easily.

Experts warn they won’t know…

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