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US doctors paste their smiling faces over PPE

Coronavirus has made the health workers brave heroes on the frontline. These health workers include Doctors, Nurses, and other staff. They wear personal protective equipment for their own safety against the virus. So while in action (on duty), no one gets to see their faces or facial expressions. When it comes to patients being treated, they also don’t get to see the faces of those who are treating them. This may affect the mentality of patients. All they see is some masked human covering all the body interacting with them.

US doctors are now wearing their smiling photographs above their personal protective gowns. A respiratory therapist named Robertino (Instagram tag captain_wolf82) initiated this. He thought that masks don’t make people look friendly or even human in some cases. So he came up with a genius idea to overcome this and take his smile to the patients. So Robertino printed a nice picture of himself with a nice smile, laminated it, and stuck it on his PPE.

Image credits: captain_wolf82

Now many other doctors in the US and around the world are inspired by his move and do the same. Robertino shared a photo that he received from a fellow respiratory nurse called Derek. This photo indicates that Derek and two other colleagues doing the same.

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In an Instagram post, Derek explained that he saw Robertino’s post and it inspired him. He says that when he saw this idea online, he felt that this is a great idea to bring ease to his patients during this stressful time. In this post, he also thanked all health workers in frontlines and those who stay at home.

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NASA Moon mission is disrupted by COVID-19

Due to the rising no of coronavirus incidents, Nasa decided to suspend its work related to building and testing the rocket and capsule for the Artemis. Artemis is a crewed mission to the moon.

NASA is shutting down its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The space launch system rocket is being built there. They also plan to shut down Stennis Space Center. (As per administrator Jim Bridenstine).

“The change at Stennis was made due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community around the center, the number of self-isolation cases within our workforce there, and one confirmed case among our Stennis team,” he said.

NASA is to temporarily suspend the production and testing of space launch systems and Orion hardware. NASA and contract teams will orderly shut down the hardware to put them in a safe mode, so the work can resume once the problem is settled.

The space launch system is a powerful space rocket to transport astronauts to Moon and beyond. Orion is its crew model.

“We realize there will be impacts on NASA missions, but as our teams work to analyze the full picture and reduce risks we understand that our top priority is the health and safety of the NASA workforce,” Bridenstine said.

A crewed return to Moon is the first part of Artemis. The purpose is to test technologies to colonize Mars in 2030.

Source: sciencealert.com

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Prepare hand sanitizers at home

Due to the viral outbreak of coronavirus, health officials advise to use hand sanitizers frequently. But it may be difficult for you to find hand sanitizers in stores due to the higher demand. And also hand sanitizers may not be affordable for many people due to their expensive prices.

Anyway, if you can find below-mentioned chemicals, you can prepare yourself hand sanitizers by spending a very little amount of money and effort.

Method 1

Surgical Spirit 70ml
Glycerin 20ml
Hydrogen Peroxide 10ml
Citronella Oil 5-10 drops

Stir well and you have 100ml of hand sanitizers at hand!

Method 2

Lab grade Isopropyl Alcohol 2/3
Aloe Vera gel 1/3
5-10 drops of Citronella oil

Stir well and You have your hand sanitizer at hand!