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Scientists develop glowing masks to detect coronavirus

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Wow…its quite amazing what we are doing for a virus.

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All about money. Are we sure its not detecting any other form of virus or bacteria other than covid?

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I had very uncomfortable flashbacks of The Scarlet Letter after reading this article's headline, thinking that people were going to start wandering around with glowing masks that blatantly showed they were infected. Good to know that it's restricted to the filter inside.

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purple_depressed_baconToday  09:42 am JST

I had very uncomfortable flashbacks of The Scarlet Letter after reading this article's headline, thinking that people were going to start wandering around with glowing masks that blatantly showed they were infected. 

Only if they were wandering around under ultraviolet lights it seems.

glow when exposed to ultraviolet light if they contain traces of the coronavirus

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Guess people will be wearing masks forever. Better make a mask glow when it detects how much CO2 is being breathed back in the lungs along with the germs being breathed out on the mask and back in. Humans have been living without masks for thousands of years with no problems.

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It is an interesting development but it is quite clear the sensitivity is not precisely the selling point, in order to detect the infection a lot of viruses must be present, it is also not very clear how specific the masks are, if common human coronaviruses also make the masks glow it would not be specially useful.

Still, this may lead to further advancements and other kind of detection methods in the future, letting a person know if they are infected with constant monitoring.

Wow…its quite amazing what we are doing for a virus.

It is not for a virus but for the people that get infected.

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The world has gone insane! Anything related to the virus on both sides is nothing but a cult. Glowing masks... pff

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This is getting beyond ridiculous

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Humans have been living without masks for thousands of years with no problems.

Not a single plague or epidemic to speak of , in thousands of years?

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how abt to invest energy for cure for virus?

real medicine will stop virus spread?

not some experimental preparates so called "vaccines" or these ehm "masks"...?

why we are going to wrong direction?

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...plus rotating red light with siren...

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Why no picture to show it working? Still just a theory?

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virusrexToday 10:42 am JST

it is also not very clear how specific the masks are, if common human coronaviruses also make the masks glow it would not be specially useful.

I'm a bit torn about this here news. On the one hand it is fascinating, it's an interesting take on quick self-tests and could be an alternative for colloid gold antibody tests (which for some reason are still not a thing in Japan).

On the other hand, this is not the first time I hear about the incredible only-in-Japan they-can-do-everything anti-corona supersolution that is ostrich eggs. "Ostrich Antibody Masks" have been peddled by TV and news early in the pandemic last year, you can still buy those overpriced paper masks on Amazon Japan, and also "Ostrich Antibody Spray." And I can't shake the feeling that all this ostrich egg business is first and foremost used as a USP to inflate prices for otherwise mundane products.

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At least I will be able to see clearly that the virus is absolutely everywhere. As if! As soon as the mask starts glowing as people leave their don't door, they're gonna just replace it with a plain old white one and then go to work on the packed trains like the usually do.

Maybe it might make people pause and think how nonsensical this whole charade is.

And god help the ostriches.

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Some people here seem to be worried about people being OSTRICHcized (ostracized) :P

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Humans have been living without masks for thousands of years with no problems.

Until recently when millions of people died.

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Abe masks mk2? Batteries supplied by a subsidy of Abe’s cousin who’s married to Aso’s third cousins now divorced but married to a distant cousin of the royal family. I get it.

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I think that is a cool development. Those things should be put to use widely, and I hope they will. Time to invest in austrich farms and UV lights?

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Tora

At least I will be able to see clearly that the virus is absolutely everywhere. As if! As soon as the mask starts glowing as people leave their don't door, they're gonna just replace it with a plain old white one and then go to work on the packed trains like the usually do.

LOL yes. alas there will be Karens who light people up with UV light... lets hope people stay sensible. These things should be for personal use and not publish shaming.

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Amongst many invention announcements we had during this pandemic (nose spray, useless stuff ...) nothing came to reality.

Keep on the vaporware !

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it is also not very clear how specific the masks are, if common human coronaviruses also make the masks glow it would not be specially useful.

It uses antibodies specific to sarscov2, how likely is it that other coronavirus will set it off also?

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Taking temperatures is theater, since so many are asymptotic. This is mask is a great idea.

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