By Chris Stonor
“It’s all hands on deck!” says the WRAL-TV anchor on the hot topic of the Covid-19 vaccine and how to deliver it to people around America, especially those living in more remote rural areas.
2+2 = drones, reckons the U.S. local news channel, an NBC-affiliate licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina and serving the Triangle region. It’s then cue journalist, Sasha Burns, who stands in-front of a Volansi Volly C10 drone as it manoeuvres to drop a small cargo box on a landing pad in the city of Wilson, where delivery vaccine trials are presently taking place. Burns explains the Volly C10 which flies up to 60mph with a flight range of 50 miles, uses ‘soft-touch technology’ to safely and securely drop its payload.
Interestingly, the Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at minus 80 degrees which means that many smaller hospitals, especially in more remote rural American areas, may not have the correct storage facilities needed for such a sensitive commodity and why drones could become very useful in rapid and safe transportation. Burns finishes her piece by saying, “Drones could be one piece of the puzzle solved.”
(News Source: https://www.wral.com)