- 2018 flu season could cost U.S. businesses $15 billion in lost productivity
- Winter Olympics hit with norovirus, sickening 128 Olympic workers
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging public to wash hands, use hand sanitizer in battle against infection
- DermSafe® antimicrobial hand sanitizer is 99.9 percent effective against a list of deadly bacteria and viruses
It’s a simple phrase: “Wash your hands and use a hand sanitizer,” but doing it correctly and with the right product can make the difference when it comes to protection against a nasty bacteria or virus. Using an antiseptic hand sanitizer lotion such as DermSafe®, which incorporates Skinvisible’s (OTCQB: SKVI) proprietary Invisicare® drug delivery technology, is another vital tool offering a barrier against potentially serious illnesses. Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals, Inc., developer of over 40 topical prescription, over-the-counter and cosmeceutical products using its patented Invisicare® polymer delivery systems, donated over 1,000 bottles of DermSafe® to the Canadian Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio (http://ibn.fm/mPqaA), the company has now sent the same supply for the Olympic team in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games. It’s a timely donation and one that could make a significant difference to the welfare of the team.
In fact, every athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is taking extra precautions to stay healthy, especially after an outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus sickened more than 120 security staff and others, prompting organizers to deploy 900 military personnel to assist at the games (http://ibn.fm/FWqJV). Even more alarming is the continuing number of deaths resulting from an aggressive influenza strain – H3N2 – affecting children and adults living in the continental United States (http://ibn.fm/6wsot). The common thread running throughout all of these stories is an admonition from health care professionals urging the public to religiously “wash your hands” and use hand sanitizers. Germs can live on any surface, so washing hands and wearing an antimicrobial hand lotion like DermSafe® is one of the best ways to stop germs from hitching a ride (http://ibn.fm/EITwq).
One application of DermSafe provides a four-hour protective barrier that binds to the skin and actively combats the spread of germs between people and hard surfaces. The active ingredient is four percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), the same active ingredient found in soaps used in hospital operating rooms. DermSafe offers long-term protection and destroys both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and viruses (http://ibn.fm/okWGq). It has been tested and proven effective against a host of infectious germs, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (E. coli) and salmonella. Sales of DermSafe have already taken off in China, and the product will be marketed throughout the country.
This year’s flu outbreak could conceivably cost U.S. businesses anywhere from $15 billion to $21 billion in lost productivity, Andrew Challenger, vice president of global employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., said in a 2017-2018 Flu Season report (http://ibn.fm/ZPzeY). The agency raised itd earlier estimates by 64 percent, stating the 2018 flu virus could cause more than 18 million U.S. employees to miss at least four 8-hour shifts.
“Sick workers may think they are doing the right thing by ‘toughing it out’ and coming into work when they feel ill,” Challenger said in a news article (http://ibn.fm/HGm9C). However, “they are only likely to spread their illness, potentially further interrupting optimum business operations.”
Prevention and protection is the key when it comes to avoiding infectious germs. Although this season’s flu strain is particularly vicious, experts continue to remind the public that washing hands often and applying a long-term, antimicrobial hand sanitizer such as Skinvisible’s DermSafe® offers scientifically-proven protection against bacteria and viruses.
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