Shooting Safely: Coronavirus Fast Facts and Tools

Virus 101
Viruses are not alive, so we can’t use antibiotics to kill them. Instead, we can inactiveate the viruses, so our cells are no longer susceptible to infection. We can also boost our immune systems with lifestyle and supplements.

Immunity Boosters
Ascorbate based vitamin C (for higher doses), zinc (if you think you’ve been exposed), elderberry (as a preventative), and reishi and agarikon mushrooms are all-natural immune boosters (and then some!). It also helps to get enough sleep and exercise, as well as eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Why is this coronavirus so contagious?
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has protein spikes that stick out on all sides, making it very effective at bonding to our human cells. Reishi supplements can deter bonding between our cells and the virus.

How is it transmitted?
Coronavirus is spread primarily through physical contact like a handshake or in the form of airborne droplets from a cough, sneeze, or shared air. That’s why handwashing and physical distance are key.

How long is the virus ‘active’?
Studies suggest that it can remain viable in the air for 2-3 hours, on cardboard for 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for up to 3 days.

How can we destroy it?
First – soap and water, folks. Also, used correctly, ozone air purification and 3% hydrogen peroxide are effective in destroying the coronavirus. Other easy, but effective, home disinfectants also include 10% malt vinegar and distilled white vinegar in combination with 3% hydrogen peroxide.

Ozone Air Purification
We run an ozone machine between shoots to purify the air. Ozone, otherwise known as O3, is very effective in destroying bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Routinely used in Europe, ozone air purification destroys viruses by diffusing through the protein coat into the nucleic acid core, damaging the viral RNA.

High Tech Protection
Our Virtual Sets let you set a scene anywhere you can imagine—without leaving our studio. Our Livestreaming services let your clients and collaborators weigh in from home, without missing a beat. We now offer Livestreaming free to all productions that book our soundstage through June 21st, 2020.

Taking Care of Our Team
Much of Team Cobalt is working from home with only essential individuals to keep crew size small. Everyone is trained in hygienic “safe shooting” best practices at the top of each day. We sterilize equipment and surfaces at the end of each shoot.

We’re always here to help you shoot safely.
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Disclaimer: Kara Vedder is not a doctor and is in no way providing medical advice or suggestions of any kind whatsoever. Please, contact your health care provider regarding adding any supplements or changes to your diet, exercise or life choices. Cobalt content and is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. Our intent is to demonstrate that we are a health & safety conscious company.