For the past three years, the entire world has been struggling with a coronavirus pandemic. Although thanks to widespread vaccination, the number of infected has dropped dramatically, fatalities are still being reported. The breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19 is expected to be an invisible antiviral mask developed by Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology.
The first case of coronavirus was found more than three years ago, on November 17, 2019, in China. At the time, no one imagined that this would be the beginning of a global pandemic that would claim the lives of so many people. Today, due to available vaccines, the rate of infection has slowed considerably. However, this does not mean the end of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, although according to assurances from the WHO director general, “the world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Recall that to date, more than 646 million cases of COVID-19 infections have already been confirmed worldwide. Up to 15 million patients have died since the beginning of the pandemic. The most affected part of the globe is Europe, where nearly 238 million infections with the coronavirus have been recorded. For a long time, the epicenter of the virus’ development was Italy. According to the World Health Organization, more than 2 million people have lost their lives on the Old Continent due to the disease caused by the Sars-CoV-2 virus.
An invisible antiviral mask has been developed in Israel
A brake on the Sars-CoV-2 virus has been put on the development of a new vaccine for COVID-19, with the national vaccination process starting in most countries around the world in late 2020. Another way to combat the pandemic is expected to be an invisible antiviral mask, developed by professors from Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa — Moshe Shoham and David Greenblatt.
The innovative invention, like a regular mask, is designed to protect against virus transmission. “The Jerusalem Post” stresses that prolonged wearing of protective masks can cause some discomforts — including headaches, less concentration or skin problems. They can also be…