Where to stock up on coronavirus necessities
Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger discusses where and when to shop for necessities amid the coronavirus.
Tech company Slightly Robot on Monday released a new electric wristband called Immutouch that buzzes when users put their hands near their faces amid novel coronavirus concerns.
Continue Reading Below
AI IDENTIFIED CORONAVIRUS BEFORE IT SPREAD. HERE'S HOW IT CAN CONTAIN FUTURE CONTAGIOUS VIRUSES
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, meaning it is transferred from one person to another via mouth, nose, eyes or other airways. That happens mostly through person-to-person contact, but can also occur when infected people cough or sneeze on objects that non-infected people touch before absent-mindedly putting their hands on their faces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"My father has an autoimmune disease that requires him to take immunosuppressant medication. Being in his late 60's with a compromised immune system, I'm trying my best to keep the communities around him and my family clean and safe," Immutouch co-founder Justin Ith said in a Monday statement.
GATES, OTHER CHARITIES PLEDGE $125M TOWARD CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS
The wristwatch was designed and developed in just seven days by three Seattle friends, two of whom started Slightly Robot, a tech company that initially started making wristwatches to help people with repetitive behavioral disorders like nail-biting and skin-picking. Trichotillomania, for example, makes people want to pull out their own hair, but the watch helps prevent this by buzzing when users put their hands near their heads.