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Researcher leads study on effective N95 mask decontamination during COVID-19 crisis

The researchers used an autoclave, which was one of four sterilization methods they tested on the masks. Credit: University of Manitoba University of Manitoba clinician-scientists and their research partners at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have identified effective standard hospital sterilization techniques that may enable in-demand N95 masks to be …

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Coronavirus crisis should put elective surgeries on hold, doctors’ group says

(HealthDay)—Considering a knee replacement? Plastic surgery? With a pandemic of new coronavirus cases looming, it’s probably time to postpone elective surgery if you can, a surgeons’ group says. In a statement, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) noted that as cases of severe COVID-19 requiring hospitalization rise, U.S. health care …

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