Getting Ready for Business during Covid-19

PerfectPrime IR0280H thermal camera: Ready your business vs COVID-19

Indeed, a thermal camera is no magic wand that you can just wave one-handed to bring your business back to life. And in a wink of an eye, transform your enterprise (which by now may have become a shadow of its former self like most) back to its robust form pre-pandemic. But make no mistake about it. Setting the infrared tech aside these days could be an exercise in folly. At a time when COVID-19, a vaccine-less pandemic, is having its way with the global economy.

And confounding things even more: talks about a second wave of the coronavirus is rife in the U.S., a land ravaged a century ago by not one but three waves of the Spanish flu claiming an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 American lives in the process. Worse? Those numbers pale in comparison to the tens of millions who perished worldwide to said 1918 pandemic largely exacerbated by World War I. Most horribly. Today, amidst all the chaos, the reemergence of a more virulent SARS-Cov-2 seems to be slowly making its presence felt in flashes in various parts of the world (e.g., South Korea, Germany). Reminding each of the 7.8 billion inhabitants on the planet that things could get worse before it gets even better.

But all the chaos stacking up only serves to bring to light the beauty of PerfectPrime’s IR0280H thermal camera for your business.  First up, the handy infrared camera is equipped to give your enterprise ample elbow room to operate in this deepening crisis. And more importantly, thrive. Best of all, it comes without drilling a huge hole in your pocket. In short, PerfectPrime’s offering is a joyful reminder that your business need not fold along with the fallen. As the darkness of COVID-19 virus is putting America in a bad light and bringing the global economy to its knees,  the IR0280H is a shot in the arm for business. And its greatest proof is how this one-of-a-kind infrared solution can lead your enterprise to a better place. Starting from the day you tagged one along.

Second Wave COVID-19:  Ugly Just Got Uglier!

Arguably, there is no better argument for how destructive the virus is than with America’s case. Long touted as the most powerful nation on the planet,  the 50-state superpower nation should have become a paragon of excellence when it comes to containing the virus. Instead, as reality would have it, the nation home to 331, 002, 551 Americans is shooting its foot. Unraveling to the advance of the coronavirus.

Global Chart on COVID-19 Cases (as of June 23, 2020)

Covid-19 Chart

And if the economy is ugly for America today, a second wave coronavirus may just be the deathblow to chop it to pieces, in turn unseating it as the most powerful nation on the planet.

Already, top economists are predicting COVID-19 will take with unheard-of speed about $5.8 trillion to $8.8 trillion off the global economy, numbers reaching historic heights possibly eclipsing even World War II and its wrath. A great piece of that pie is America’s loss. Just mid-March this year, job losses totaled 20.6 million in the land where burger and McDonald’s were born.

While America is busy fighting its demons, another is stealing the limelight on the global stage as if on cue. Bit by bit. You don’t need to go that far to notice.. As Europe is poised to reopen, accepting foreign travelers starting July 1, Americans are taken off the visitor list. Ironically, people from China, America’s closest rival in trade and commerce where the virus originated, made the cut.

The numbers say it all. But the 2.2 million coronavirus cases and 120,000 deaths in America which put the nation on the map could be deceptive. Experts are pointing out that with all things considered (i.e., unfortunate lack of massive testing for everyone and many affected to be asymptomatic and therefore actively spreading the disease), the actual number infected could well be in the tune of 20 million people. Roughly about a tenth of America.

However, as nightmarish as all these, America may be in for a far longer haul. The imminent culprit: a second wave of the virus. Already, a significant number of pundits are pointing a finger to COVID-19’s more virulent return coming fall of 2020. Something not entirely unfounded.

In hindsight, OECD (The Organization for Economic Cooperation) in its economic outlook presented two scenarios which could erupt by later 2020: a second wave is as equally possible as not.

For both outcomes, being ready is indeed a virtue. However, compounding all these, a vaccine for COVID-19 maybe 12 to 18 months away - if at all. That’s according to Anthony Fauci, America’s leading expert on the pandemic and currently the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

In a jaw-dropping announcement on immunogenetics at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gregory Poland details: “We can only look at what other seasonal coronaviruses and seasonal influenza do. Based on that, most of us feel comfortable that there will be a second wave.”

To note, the similarities between COVID-19 and the Spanish flu of 1918 is uncanny. For starters, both are RNA-based respiratory illnesses with fever as a common symptom. Caused by the H1N1 virus which originates from birds, influenza named after Spain lasted from February 1918 to April 1920 infecting 500 million people worldwide, about a third of the global population then. The decimation was staggering:

  • In its aftermath, Spanish flu claimed roughly 50 - 100 million lives all over the world, the Spanish monarch King Alfonso XII including.

Even more significantly, the influenza pandemic struck in not one, but three waves with the second wave as the deadliest. And though there were no airplanes and automobiles were strictly a luxury for the rich then, the pandemic influenza spread quickly, thanks to World War I.

America played a more central role in the Spanish flu pandemic. From the first recorded case of an army cook infected at Camp Funston (Kansas) on March 4, 1918, the disease quickly spread to other US Army camps in Europe. Eventually finding its way to France, Great Britain, and Spain.

Certainly, there’s no crystal ball to predict what lies in the future. But one disturbing reality that could send chills down everyone’s spine is that the H1N1 virus like most influenza viruses is seasonal by nature, ultimately receding in the background, much unlike SARS-CoV-2, the zoonotic virus behind COVID-19 pandemic, which is more resilient.

3 Ways the IR0280H Thermal Camera can Up Your Business

3 ways thermal cameras can help businesses

Forewarned is forearmed. Those nuggets of wisdom are golden to any army general in warfare; but in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential. In your business, it’s a matter of life and death.

Even with a historic $700 billion aid from Congress recently, small business is dying in America, all thanks to the existential threat that’s COVID-19. Of the 30 million small companies all over the country, more than 100,000 have closed shop - shutting permanently since the pandemic visited town early March, a study made by researchers from Harvard Business School, Harvard University, et al details..  

And at this instant when the virus is riding high, being forewarned can mean getting ready with the IR0280H thermal camera. Below are 3 ways your business can get the protection you need to survive the COVID-19 pandemic using PerfectPrime’s flagship product. And yes, rightfully thrive.

  1. A degree more accurate

Many experts have belittled a thermal camera’s ability to detect fever saying a lot of those infected with the coronavirus are asymptomatic. But that’s beside the point. Asymptomatic transmission is much less likely to happen compared to transmission from people with COVID-19 symptoms, WHO (World Health Organization) global data affirms in its recent post on June 11. 

And this is what makes PerfectPrime’s IR0280H most coveted. Right off the bat, know that you are looking at a world-first here with this infrared camera’s level of accuracy of 0.3°C (0.6°F). That’s a lot more accurate than your regular run-of-the-mill product offering out in the market today.

In times like these, it could spell a world of difference.

First and foremost, you know you can count on this thermal camera to deliver when you need it most. While a degree of accuracy may not sound so life-changing for a first-timer, for a business owner like you who wants to get back on your feet, it’s a godsend. Why? Because that can only mean a better way to track the slightest changes in body temperature of people who go in your door.

Yes, you simply can’t gamble these days.

When South Korea decided to open its nightlife for instance weeks back after a series of lockdowns, allowing nightclubs to operate on a weekend, a 29-year old superspreader who visited several bars infected over 100 people. Imagine how much damage one chance visit can inflict a struggling business. All because you got a thermal camera with a typical accuracy of  2°C.

With IR0280H, you can rest easy knowing your staff is protected too. Even better, you know you can help them when one of them shows feverish symptoms.

Early detection of COVID-19 infection is definitely a great advantage on your part. It allows you to better handle the situation before things go out of hand. And everyone is in dire need of help, including you.

  1. Greater functionality

Distance is one of the key parameters that have defined COVID-19’s advance. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus transfers from one person to another, contact has to be limited. Ushering in government implementing stay-at-home policies and a global population contained to the utmost minimum.

And this is another aspect where the IR0280H is at its best. PerfectPrime’s sterling product allows you to operate 2 meters away. That’s a lot of distance to be safe. Most noteworthy, however, is that even with such space, the device can scan people accurately. Without wavering.

In this sense, PerfectPrime’s IR0280H is a cut above the rest. Most non-contact laser thermometers available today can provide accurate results only from close encounters, specifically a distance of 50 mm (5cm).

Even better, while you can make the most of IR0280H just about anywhere you want to go as it’s handheld, you can as easily have it “guard your entrances” as this infrared wonder is equipped with a tripod mount hole for easy setup.

  1. At a much cheaper price

But this is the part where it gets really interesting when it comes to bagging the IR0280H. For the entrepreneur in you.

All businesses boil down to numbers - to expenses and profits. For one, small businesses in America have been suffering heavy losses for unlike big companies they don’t have a lot of cash to spare, confirms James Hammond, CEO at New Generation Research which primarily tracks bankruptcy trends.

It’s no accident wages appeared to soar as the pandemic pushed forward. On the same token, it’s no accident shop closures in America were at a peak on May 1, when rent is due for most.

Notwithstanding, PerfectPrime’s IR0280H - even when it’s perfectly poised to lend a hand - comes with an affordable price tag. The topnotch product from Germany doesn’t demand the kind of price that would make you look twice, sending shivers down your spine.

And that’s essential.

At a time when incomes are drastically slashed in record speed, parting with hard-earned cash recklessly is definitely a no-no. As restaurants all over America, and all over the world can attest.

As the COVID-19’s second wave is hanging above our heads, the greater functionality and cheaper price propped up by PerfectPrime’s IR0280H is a steal. For you and the future of your business.

By far, it’s one thermal camera indispensable to the times.

This infographic explains why the IR0280 thermal camera is better suited compared to those on the market. 

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