Can clapping hands kill SARS-CoV-2

Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19, (ISRC) (2020) Can clapping hands kill SARS-CoV-2. i wonder.... p. 54. ISSN 2582-1636

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The only soundwaves known to damage bacteria and viruses are ultrasonic waves, which are above 20 kHz. These high energy waves can disrupt biological material only when in direct contact (at distances of a few millimetres in a liquid medium), and where energy loss is minimal. Studies have shown that all forms of hand-claps generate shock waves of frequencies ranging from 1-10 kHz. Clapping with cupped hands increases enclosed volume, which causes an additional Helmholtz-type resonance.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19, (ISRC)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Infection, Pandemic, Clapping, Audible sound waves
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health > Promotion of health
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
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