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PhD graduate develops sodium-coated mask that kills COVID-19 droplets – New York Post

A recent Ph.D. graduate won an award Tuesday for creating a reusable face mask that appears to kill infectious pathogens like the coronavirus — using a simple coating…

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A recent Ph.D. graduate won an award Tuesday for creating a reusable face mask that appears to kill infectious pathogens like the coronavirus — using a simple coating of salt.
Ilaria Rubino, who recently graduated from the University of Alberta, said salt can eradicate viruses and bacteria within five minutes of droplets landing on the face covering.
The highly breathable mask “provides a safe and effective solution to prevent diseases globally” — and can also be worn repeatedly, unlike the current…

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