UK researchers develop revolutionary mask that kills Covid-19

KENTUCKY-A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have created a revolutionary mask to protect against Covid-19 on a more advanced level. 

College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. (lovingly called DB by colleagues), led his Ph.D. student Rollie Mills and other researchers to develop a medical mask membrane that destroys covid spike protein on contact. 

Other masks, like an N95, only deflect Covid-19…this creation completely deactivates the virus which helps prevent Covid from spreading. 

“This is the most exciting accomplishment out of all the projects I’ve worked on at the University of Kentucky. It was difficult and I had a good team including student Rollie Mills,” said DB. 

“Even if you are sick and you have Covid and don’t know it and you’re wearing this mask, hopefully anything that comes out of your mask isn’t even able to affect someone around you and work,” said Mills. 

This project was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. They’re working with a company in California to see if they can make them available widespread.