Doctors Fear Coming Flu Season Plus COVID-19 Will Overwhelm Hospitals; RxAir UV Light Air Purifier Helps by Reducing Risk of Airborne Viral Infections
- Flu and Coronaviruses spread via airborne means
- RxAir Proven to Inactivate Airborne Influenza, Coronaviruses and Bacteria
- Vystar RxAir UV-C Air Purifiers Supplement Masks & CDC Infection Prevention Protocols
Worcester, MA, and Palm Springs, CA, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and healthcare professionals have expressed alarm that hospitals may not have the capacity to handle the avalanche of influenza (flu) patients in addition to COVID-19 patients as we enter flu season.1 Vystar Corp.’s (OTCQB: VYST) RxAir UV-C Light Air Purifiers can play a valuable role in reducing the risk of catching airborne infections such as Influenza, Coronaviruses (causing COVID-2, Common Cold, SARS), and Pneumonia, so healthcare staff can focus on treating the most acute patients, according to Bryan Stone, MD, Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Chief of Medicine for Desert Regional Medical Center; and Joseph Chas. Allegra, MD, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
The CDC estimates that the flu alone causes 12,000 to 61,000 deaths and 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations2 in the U.S annually, using a tremendous amount of hospital resources. COVID has surpassed peak influenza points in both of these areas.
“It is time for everyone to take an active role in preventative measures for both COVID-19 and the flu, not just for yourself, but to also ensure there are enough healthcare resources available for you, your loved ones and others when they are critically needed,” stated Dr. Stone. “There has been so much emphasis placed on surface disinfection, but we really need to address the primary way you catch the flu and now COVID-19 – airborne droplets.3, 4, 5 The best surface disinfection is contaminated the instant an infected person enters the room and exhales. I can’t stress enough how important wearing masks, social distancing and air purification is for preventing airborne transmission.”
The RxAir UV light air purifier can help reduce your risk by inactivating or killing airborne viruses and bacteria as infected people expel them though breathing, coughing and talking. It treats all the air in the room up to 8 times an hour and is effective at inactivating more than 99.9% of airborne pathogens.
“We healthcare professionals are already receiving panicked calls from patients concerned they have COVID-19 when they experience fever, headache, cough, difficulty breathing, and fatigue, which are some of the common symptoms of both flu and COVID-19. This will only increase during flu season,” Dr. Stone noted. “We strongly encourage people to be extremely proactive in protecting people in their homes and workplaces. RxAir is an extra measure of protection that should be used in addition to wearing an effective face mask, along with getting a flu shot and following CDC recommendations for frequent handwashing and prevention. RxAir UV air purifiers and face masks are the best way to combat airborne pathogens on a continuous basis.”