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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 28, 2020 (Part 2)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 28, 2020 (Part 2)
Midmorning With Aundrea - October 28, 2020 (Part 2)

(Part 2 of 4) Boeing has conducted tests using cleaning techniques they say effectively kill the coronavirus for airline passengers.

And in some people with underlying conditions, COVID-19 could compromise their heart.

On midai airlines are conducting tests now using cleaning techniques that they say ádoá effectively kill the coronavirus.

The research was funded by boeing.

University of arizona and boeing researchers used a live, but harmless virus to test the cleaning process on árealá planes.

Kris van cleave has more on the study& and what it means about the safety of flying in a pandemic.

University of arizona researchers, working with boeing, are applying a live virus-that's harmless to humans, but more resilient than covid 19-to airplane surfaces flyers are most likely to touch& like the tray table, seats and overhead bins.

They then applied the enhanced cleaning techniques airlines have been rolling out since the pandemic began.

Disinfectants, electrostatic sprayers, antimicrobial coatings and this ultra violet light wand boeing developed to clean cockpits.

The researchers found all four procedures were shown to effectively kill covid&leaving cabin surfaces essentially virus free when passengers board.

"we've got the en to end chain all of these tests and technologies and processes together give us a virus-free airplane."

"the processes an procedures work.

These technologies further reduce risk and make a safe system even safer."

This follows research from the department of defense and darpa using a test dummy that simulates a coughing passenger.

During each test the dummy spued outspewed out 180 million particles- equivelent to the particles released from thousands of coughs.

When the dummy wore a mask- testing found on average just .003% of the particles reached another passenger's breathing zone.

Even sitting next to someone coughing& there was limited risk as the mask minimized exposure.

"all areas of th air aircraft on both aircraft proved to be extremely effective in dispersing and filtering out the aerosol particles.

So specifically, can i tell you sit and see xyz?

No, they all performed very well."

This week, seven months into the pandemic, the cdc strongly recommended people wear a mask when flying, are in a transit hub, on mass transit or in a rideshare.

Airbus says its research found if passengers wear mask the number of droplets that reach another passenger is lower than what it would be outside a new international study shows the impact the coronavirus can have on the heart.

Chris martinez has more.

Jihan mikhail spent a month in the hospital battling severe covid-19& she has underlying conditions and was intubated for 10 days.

That minute i called my husband and i told him, i'm going, please take care of yourself.

I'm leaving.

Don't worry.

Seven months later, she's still struggling.

The 47- year old's heart is not pumping well because it was damaged by the coronavirus.

She has trouble breathing..

My muscle, my heart very weak a large international study led by icahn school of medicine at mount sinai is helping doctors better understand covid-19's impact on the heart.

Researchers looked at the heart ultrasounds of more than 300 hospitalized covid 19 patients.

They found two thirds had heart abnormalities and those patients had a higher risk of death.

We tend to think it's more an inflammatory response against the virus, which is affecting the heart, rather the direct attack of the virus into the heart.

Doctors say these heart injuries can be associated with heart attack, pulmonary embolism and heart failure.

Study author dr. martin goldman says the ultrasounds may be an important tool to identify high risk patients who may benefit from more aggressive and tailored treatment.

We're learning every day something new.

// we think we need to continue investigating what the long term effects are on all their organ systems, including the brain, the heart, the kidneys, the lung mikhail sleeps with oxygen and gets tired easily, but her scans show she's improving..

The muscle of the heart is getting stronger.

// it's kind of scary to me.

I'm very frustrated she's taking her medications as prescribed..

Trying to heal from this ordeal.

Chris martinez, cbs news, new york.

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