NASAL SOLUTION COULD REPLACE MASK WEARING
In another invention that could help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a Harvard professor has developed the Nimbus, an aerosol squirter that can turn liquid into vapor. The user would puff the Nimbus in front of their nose and then inhale. The inhaled proprietary solution, Fend, would then reduce possible COVID-carrying droplets, which are capable of flying from both the mouth and nose during speech or during a sneeze, by 99%—a higher success rate at stopping these droplets than many traditional masks offer. The Nimbus vapor is believed “to be effective for up to six hours” and could be a nice alternative to wearing a mask for an extended period.
MEASURING METABOLISM IS NOT JUST FOR ELITE ATHLETES ANYMORE
Lumen is a new high-tech, handheld gadget that can read carbon dioxide concentration from just a few breaths. Through the accompanying app, this information can tell the user whether they are burning carbs, fats or both. The device then acts as a nutritionist by suggesting meal plans and foods to best fuel workouts, allowing for improved metabolic flexibility and fat burning. Lumen was designed by two physiology doctors who wanted to make the weight-loss process as personal as possible.
MCDONALD’S PARTNERS WITH MAYO CLINIC TO BUILD TRUST
McDonald’s and the Mayo Clinic have formed a new partnership based on COVID-19 infection-prevention best practices. Representatives from the Mayo Clinic and McDonald's plan to “meet regularly to discuss the evolving pandemic, associated science and best practices to mitigate the spread of the virus in restaurant and office settings.” With global sales down 30% during the pandemic, it’s a smart move to partner with a trusted health source to show your employees and customers that you are doing all you can to keep them safe from COVID-19.