Just a few weeks ago the mainstream media went bonkers when President Trump said UV could be used to combat the coronavirus and now the city of New York is doing just that.
New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is planning to fight the Wuhan virus using beams of ultraviolet light.
The MTA has initiated a pilot program with Puro Lighting, a company that specializes in UV disinfection. The $1 million investment will provide the city with 230 far ultraviolet-C (far-UVC) lamps to be rolled out on trains, buses, and facilities next week.
Fox News reports:
The lamps will be used during overnight closures. Since May 6, the MTA has implemented overnight subway closures from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. to sanitize. The method is not safe for human exposure, explained Dr. David Brenner, who is spearheading the effort.
The use of UV light to kill bacteria and viruses has been around for more than 100 years, he said on a recent segment of “The Ingraham Angle.”
Brenner, a radiation biophysics professor at Columbia University, said UV light has been used to decontaminate “surgical operating theaters,” leaving behind a “nice, clean environment” the following morning. He said the method is “very effective at killing microbes.”
Trump was previously mocked when he discussed using UV to treat coronavirus patients and using them to combat the virus. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been researching a UV light treatment for patients that were intubated.
USA Today reported:
Among them were supporters posting articles pointing to a potential COVID-19 treatment undergoing research called Healight Platform Technology. Developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Los Angeles, the medical device consists of LED lighting that would be inserted down the trachea of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in order to bring controlled ultraviolet light into the patient.
Trump was right all along!