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    Default Durable, Washable Textile Coating Can Repel Viruses

    University of Pittsburgh
    May 13 2020

    Masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential for protecting healthcare workers. However, the textiles and materials used in such items can absorb and carry viruses and bacteria, inadvertently spreading the disease the wearer sought to contain.
    When the coronavirus spread amongst healthcare professionals and left PPE in short supply, finding a way to provide better protection while allowing for the safe reuse of these items became paramount

    Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0513135501.htm

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    Default Re: Durable, Washable Textile Coating Can Repel Viruses

    That's certainly encouraging. I wonder how much it would cost to add that coating to all PPE fabrics.
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