(TacticalNews.com) – With relatively no known way to hinder the spread of COVID aside from what we’ve already done, the virus quickly swept across the globe. Health and government agencies are rushing to develop a vaccine. Meanwhile, the US Air Force (USAF) may have found a way to slow the spread.
This Air Force Paint Additive Could Help Reduce COVID-19 Spread Indoors https://t.co/ibZkFUxzY5
— Military.com (@Militarydotcom) September 1, 2020
A patented coating formula that enhances the protection against microbes, specifically airborne ones, has been authorized for Theriax LLC to use by the USAF. The research and development company is being allowed to use the protective coating in homes and buildings, as announced by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.
They received the patent in 2013. The invention was a coating that killed toxins on contact, leaving a protective finish. The senior chemist of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Dr. Jeff Owens, invented the product as part of his chemical and biological warfare defense work. In a statement, Owens said that the technology was basically an additive, able to be incorporated with layers to protect surfaces and textiles against bioaerosols such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the technology focused on mold growth. Now the priority is fighting COVID.
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