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The magic number is that when 70% of infected subjects are isolated, the pandemic is controlled. Mismatch between hospital beds and the sick means that homecare has to be rendered safe. Provide PPE packets for use in the home and illustrated protocol

The magic number is that when 70% of infected subjects are isolated, the pandemic is controlled. Mismatch between hospital beds and the sick means that homecare has to be rendered safe. Provide PPE packets for use in the home and illustrated protocol

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Nicholas commented on decentralize care

Fiddling with the design is premature. The thing to do first is test whether this approach is effective: 1 UV LED above a culture dish on which a comparable (benign) virus has been cultured, together with an assay for viability. THIS IS ACTUALLY MORE USEFUL THAN MY LED IDEA. With this system, kill efficacy as a function of exposure duration, distance from light source, etc can be tested.

That verilux thing looks like a toy. I was thinking more about this approach:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMIWjBxfe5Q

Build a box out of this kind of panel. Spacing of LEDs would need to be established empirically, based on light intensity needed to kill the virus.

populated with these LEDs:
http://www.roithner-laser.com/datasheets/led_deepuv/uvtop240.pdf

Components could be shipped for assembly in Liberia. Photovoltaic power supply could be incorporated into the design.

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Nicholas commented on Self quarantine kit

I just reinvented this wheel on a separate thread. A key piece in deploying home care kits is carefully considered logistics. Prepackaging the kits before shipment may speed delivery and assure consistency.