Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. The virus, officially named SARS-CoV-2, is a severe acute respiratory disease that presents itself through flu and pneumonia-like symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Currently classified as a pandemic, COVID-19 is estimated to be responsible for 80,748 deaths with over a million confirmed cases worldwide as of April 07, 2020. The United States of America has now identified more cases than any other country in the world, estimating at present over 380,000 cases and confirming an average of over 1,200 new cases daily.
Inventors to the Rescue
Eager to help defeat this global pandemic, inventors sprang into action. Entrepreneurs, doctors, engineers, scientists and other inventors have shifted gears from their traditional work to begin innovating in a variety of market sectors severely impacted by the pandemic. Notably, inventions such as ventilator masks, emergency ventilators, virus-killing masks, and hands-free door handles are entering the market in record time. Inventors are utilizing advanced technology, such as 3D printers, to ensure that their inventions are more accessible and cost efficient. Big name brands, such as Kylie Cosmetics, Louis Vuitton, Gap, Zara, and Givenchy, are doing their part and utilizing their infrastructure and resources to create a variety of consumer and medical products, such as facemasks and hand sanitizer, in place of their planned productions. Automobile producers are playing their part as well, with Ford, Tesla and GM preparing to make ventilators and ship them to hospitals in need.
Essential Prevention and Treatment Inventions
The rapid spread of COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to person and has heightened the importance of inventions that focus on preventing the spread of the disease. The disease is reported to live on surfaces for several hours and can be spread by droplets via touch or the exchange of bodily fluids. The fast-spreading nature of the COVID-19 through innovation is vital to medical, economic, and social recovery in the United States as well as across the globe. While innovation in the bio-medical space is vital in stopping the spread of the virus, mechanical and technological innovations like those mentioned above are and will continue to be linked to the slowing and flattening the curve of the virus.
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