We can safely say that most of us are ready for this pandemic to be in our rear-view mirror. The truth is that the virus is still with us. The latest surge of cases that started over the summer was driven by the new, more contagious delta variant. The surge hit some parts of the country harder than others, and even though New York didn't see quite the surge other states say, at the height of the delta variant surge in September, New York still saw, on average, over 5,000 new cases per day. The good news, if you can call it that, is that the number of deaths did not significantly increase with the average in September of 40 deaths per day and a one-day peak of 61 deaths. To compare, New York saw an average of almost 200 deaths per day during the January 2021 surge and about 1,000 per day at the pandemic's start.
While most sources report the number of cases and deaths, they leave out some critical details. When you see how many people recovered, we automatically assume that those people are now living their lives as they had before they got sick. The truth is for many of the people who recover from the virus, their lives will never be the same. Some people who didn't even have serious symptoms are now suffering from "long-haul" symptoms. Many otherwise healthy people continue to have such serious aftereffects that many of these people had to stop working full time since the simple act of walking from one place to another is impossible. Many long-haul sufferers have had to go on long-term disability or even qualify for 100% disability benefits since they cannot work and support themselves or their families.
For others, COVID has led to permanently damaged lungs, heart, or kidneys. As a result, their quality of life and even their expected life span has been drastically reduced.
New York State Hero Act
On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease under the HERO Act. This designation requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans. Airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans must go into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to public health.
Over 99% of COVID-19 transmission occurs indoors, with disease severity linked to the number of infectious virus particles that one is exposed to. Unfortunately, by the time air is passed through a filter, it is often too late to prevent the spread of disease.
ActivePure Technology is an upgraded version of a technique developed by NASA for use on the space shuttle Columbia. ActivePure duplicates the atmosphere's natural cleaning processes, filling the room with oxidative particles that continuously break down airborne pathogens that come in contact with the air and on surfaces. It makes the indoor air more like the outdoors-fundamentally toxic to virus particles, destroying them on contact.
ActivePure technology eliminated more than 99.96% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 in just 3 minutes at an FDA-compliant BSL-4 military research lab.
Water Solutions of Long Island is also your Air Solutions provider. As authorized resellers of ActivePure Air Disinfection Systems, we can offer you solutions for your home and your business. There are options for your budget and for the size of the area you are looking to protect.
Many of you rent/lease your space and are not willing to modify your building's HVAC system. Most landlords will do the minimum to protect you and your employees and clients. Our units are shipped to you, unboxed, and plugged into a standard wall outlet. Leasing options are available for your business as well, so you need not pay for the cost upfront.
You can read about our products, technology, and leasing options here. When you are ready to discuss your options in detail, call us at 866-681-2782.