Concert hall promises sterile escalators

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg is projecting ultra-violet rails onto its escalator rails to make them Covid-proof.

‘Germs are rendered harmless with this technology, which reduces smear infections to an absolute minimum,’ a spokesman said.

The device has been patented by a firm in Cologne.

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  • what about sterilization attendees using next patented device? 😉 I mean the process of reducing smear infections, not what you might guess first 😉

  • Simple and effective prevention, mixed with masks and distancing, can go a LONG way. Any chance we can look forward to sensible solutions in the good ol’ U.S. of AAAAAAY!?*

    * – A stands for Aggravatingly Asinine

  • “The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg is projecting ultra-violet rails onto its escalator rails to make them Covid-proof.”

    Perhaps ultra-violet RAYS would be more effective than “ultra-violet rails.”

  • A (too) quick reading of Norman’s post gave me: “Germans are rendered harmless with this technology”
    which made me wish ultra-violets had existed in 1938…

  • This is fake news. Sterile implies 100% kill. Domestos ads say 99.9% because they cannot say 100%.

    UV does not kill all bugs, it is wavelength and time dependent. Perhaps they like might try Trump’s Chlorine Dioxide!

    Sars-cov-2 can remain on fomites for 3-4 days.

  • “Sterile escalators”! Are they planning to autoclave them? Or use auld Trump’s chlorine dioxide trick. Sterile implies 100% they could be done for misleading the customer. Domestos is only 99.9% for that reason. They cannot claim sterile escalators. Daft.

  • “Sterile escalators”! They must be joking. Are they autoclaved? They cannot claim to be 100% sterile, even Domestos is only 99.9% to avoid trading/ advertising standards complaints. They will be using Chlorine Dioxide next. UV “sterilisation” is wavelength and time dependent, it does not kill 100%. Sars-cov-2 can be viable for 72 hours+ on fomites.

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