Between Spring 1918 to spring of 1920 the Spanish Flu infected approx 500 million, almost a 3rd of the world's population, in the period. The death rate was about 3% of the Global population, approx 45 million.
There were 4 waves:
The death toll was worst during the Second Wave as the flu mutated, however it was also because people thought it was safe to go back to their daily lives.
"Those who get very ill stay home, and those mildly ill continue with their lives, preferentially spreading the mild strain. In the trenches, natural selection was reversed. Soldiers with a mild strain stayed where they were, while the severely ill were sent on crowded trains to crowded field hospitals, spreading the deadlier virus. The second wave began, and the flu quickly spread around the world again. Consequently, during modern pandemics, health officials pay attention when the virus reaches places with social upheaval (looking for deadlier strains of the virus)." Malcolm Gladwell, The Deadliest Virus Ever Known
In just over 100 years health organisations have learnt a great deal and are better equipped to inform/advise governments all around the planet on how to manage the pandemic and mitigate the risk (based on each country's resources and capabilities).
That said it is incumbent upon all of us to make sure we all take the necessary action to mitigate the risk for all, whether that be in our places of work, worship, rest, or play.
With that in mind we've created The Corona Killers with a mission to:
"Decontaminate as many properties as possible"
We'll either support you ourselves or match you with one of our Delivery Partners in your area.
Why choose Decontaminate with The Corona Killers?
Together we all need to be proactive and act to combat the spread of the virus.
We work with trusted businesses that can offer specialist disinfection and cleaning services, helping to disinfect premises against COVID-19. We operate across Scotland, for private, commercial or industrial clients. Trained operators, with tried and tested equipment and methods, offer a quick and easy solution for coronavirus decontamination.
Our process involves the use of "Large Area Fogging", our chemical engineer specialists have used their years of experience in industrial cleaning and their knowledge of fighting against previous health risks like Legionella to provide a full decontamination that could not be achieved by hand. This is NOT A DEEP CLEAN, but a DECONTAMINATION PROCESS.
Using a specialist chemical fogging skid and personal protective equipment (PPE), we'd atomise a mild but effective cleaning solution to form a disinfecting fog. The fog is then directed around the premises making sure it comes into contact with every part of a room. Whether you've affected areas or not, we'll cover the entire space you request, from single rooms to whole buildings and even drawers and cupboards.
The fog not only then decontaminates visible surfaces but penetrates deeper into materials to clean away any contamination. No matter the material, the solution provides a quick and safe means of disinfection, from door handles and light switches to blinds and curtains, leaving behind no hazardous waste.
If you've white boards with content the spray will not remove these but instead disinfect the board, likewise it is safe to spray on electrical equipment like TV's, Desktop Computers, and Phones, for more information please ask.
The hydrogen peroxide-based solution used offers unrivalled cleaning. When atomised into a fog, the solution breaks down upon contact with surfaces and contaminated matter, meaning that nothing is left behind except oxygen and water. No stains, marks or wet patches are left behind once the work is done.
Despite our solution being mild, it is extremely powerful, providing a more thorough clean than any alcohol-based or store-bought product. In the form of a fog, we can also ensure that any areas that would be difficult or impossible to clean by hand are disinfected along with surfaces.
Biodegradable, National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) approved and odourless we only use the best product to fight COVID-19.
Worst case scenario is someone contracting COVID-19 on your premises. In instances like this please contact us immediately so we can act fast and give you a timescale for when we can attend. The aim being to re-assure your visitors and staff that your premises are decontaminated and clean of any remaining COVID-19 particles once the work is complete.
This service can also offer a step towards reopening a business or public building after the coronavirus crisis restrictions change. Depending on the size of the area, every nook and cranny of your premises can be disinfected in one day.
As nothing is left behind by our cleaning methods, the spaces we clean are ready to be lived, worked or played in again just one hour after fogging.
So whether it's an emergency, preparation or just seeking peace of mind contact us.
We are finding business owners especially are receiving positive responses from staff and customers after demonstrating these measures taken to minimise their risk. We can offer more information or guidance and discuss if our services are right for you.
Current advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands thoroughly (soap is just as effective as hand sanitiser, just a little bit more cumbersome), stay a distance of 2 metres away from others and self-isolate when possible.
Unfortunately, despite this, these precautions only slow transmission down, the virus will still spread. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that one way the virus can be spread is through human contact with contaminated surfaces. This is due to how those infected cough, sneeze and breath out droplets containing virus particles.
As we have the knowledge and the equipment, we are doing our part to help whoever we can get through this pandemic safely by offering our decontamination cleaning services.
First things first, if you think you need a coronavirus clean up specialist, use our contact forms.
Once we set up a time and date, we simply need the premises emptied of people and access to all rooms you wish to clean. Depending on the size of the space, we can be done within a couple of hours (for small properties) or a day (for large buildings).
Once the fogging is complete, it's just an hour to ventilate the space, and then it's safe to reopen and renter.