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2TrakR
Posted 4/6/2021 09:25 (#8936240)
Subject: Sunlight helps stop the spread


Saginaw Bay Area - Michigan
In another moment of "tell us something we don't know", new study reaffirms that sunlight can be good for you.

https://academic.oup.com/jid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/infdis/jiab...

Details are in the PDF on that page.

Study concludes that 'rona exposed to sunlight effectively eliminated infectivity in 7-10 minutes. No sunlight, such as indoors, can allow it to remain active for ~6 hours.

Temp and humidity also play a part in this, but optimal combinations were not discerned.

Unrelated to the study, I've read others indicate that "if sunlight is so good, why are places like AZ & FL have so many cases in the hotter months". The simple answer is most likely everyone is indoors using AC during those hotter days, where the bug has a better chance of spreading.

The study did not discuss how much longer a mask enables the virus to remain active and infectious given that the mask would shield the virus from UV and enable it to remain active for 6+ hours, spreading each time the mask was fiddled with (ie constantly).
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