The summer is here now and the hot sun may take care of all your problems. The hot conditions along with the solar radiation are going to wipe out 90 percent of the Coronavirus in just 15 minutes. Scientists advise on using midday sunlight available all around the world to fight the pandemic. This is because a certain amount of solar radiation can help deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in your body. However, this means you may get cured of COVID-19 just like that.
The research study suggests that midday sunlight in most US and world cities during summer is extremely effective in inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus, however, is most infectious from December until March. This is when it can live for up to a day or more with the risk of re-aerosolization and transmission. The study, which appeared in the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology, was authored by Jose-Luis Sagripanti and David Lytle. They are scientists who retired from the US Army and Food and Drug Administration, respectively.
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Coronavirus cure: Summer can help kill the virus
The research also suggests that the mandatory lockdown orders issued in hopes of stopping the spread of coronavirus may have been more harmful than good. In contrast, healthy people outdoors receiving sunlight may have a cure. They may be safe from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Past research has shown that during the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918-19, patients who were exposed to fresh air and sunshine in open-air hospitals may have had a better chance at survival. However, none of this advice means that all of us need to go outside. Social distancing policies are still very important. This is because human transmission is still a big threat.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.