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The highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted by droplets that are released into the environment when people speak, sneeze, or cough. When we move around in public places, these droplets can land on our clothes. And it is through our clothes that they can also end up contaminating our hands and objects. However, this is far more disastrous in the healthcare sector. Wherever medical staff is fighting the virus on a daily basis, textiles are all over the place.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.