ISLAMABAD – A brand new research claims that summer time daylight at excessive midday can kill as much as 90 p.c of coronavirus in most US and worldwide cities inside 34 minutes. The research authors – a pair of retired US authorities scientists, considered one of whom labored for the Military and a second who labored for the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) and Nationwide institutes of Well being (NIH) – imagine that lockdowns could have truly accomplished hurt to residents who weren’t uncovered to virus-inactivating daylight. Their article, revealed within the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology, is amongst a rising physique of proof that implies coronavirus could within the chilly and fares extra poorly at larger temperatures and humidity.

And ultraviolet gentle – the identical radiation the solar emits – is now getting used to sterilize surfaces, together with New York Metropolis subways.