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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by CMDL_GUY on May 27, 2020, 09:09:02 PM »
Great photos!   It doesn't seem like there is enough population for the cases to be up!   :011:
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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by MacGyver on May 27, 2020, 07:38:17 PM »
I thought the fix was direct sunlight and not necessarily the heat

Didn't I see that in a Star Trek episode?  :011: :011:

I thought that was Dracula?  :008:

I thought one of our infectious disease guys had said something about that had to do with the vitamin D being absorbed by the patient and not the effect the sun had on the virus.  That said, I was in a different conversation at the time so I could be wrong.

That said, there is plenty of direct sunlight out there where he lives.   :002:

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The Phone Booth / Re: Tractor-trailer plows into Somerset Center Store
« Last post by MacGyver on May 27, 2020, 07:32:06 PM »
Wow.  I didn't read the article.  I hope it wasn't occupied at the time.
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What a shame. That place looked just like the many crossroad convenience stores/gas station and lunch hangouts popular throughout North Carolina. Probably was a local landmark.
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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by CMDL_GUY on May 27, 2020, 06:47:34 PM »
I thought the fix was direct sunlight and not necessarily the heat

Didn't I see that in a Star Trek episode?  :011: :011:

I'm sure there is plenty of heat in the darkness....but it will not do any good.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/getting-more-sun-could-protect-you-from-flu#1

Can sunshine help to keep you healthy during flu season?

Researchers have evidence this might be the case. A new working paper distributed by The National Bureau of Economic Research, found higher sunlight levels are linked to less severe flu seasons.

The authors of the paper used two primary types of data to assess the relationship between relative sunlight levels and incidence of influenza.

They looked at sunlight data from the North American Land Data Assimilation System, which covers the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.

They also looked at the flu index released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The index aggregates data from state health departments and harmonizes the aggregate data to a 10-point scale.

“What we found was that higher relative levels of sunlight lead to lower relative levels of influenza,” David Slusky, PhD, lead author of the paper and assistant professor of economics at the University of Kansas, told Healthline.

For example, when sunlight levels were 10 percent higher than average in September, it corresponded to a three-point reduction in the influenza index during the same month.

The relationship between sunlight and influenza levels was particularly strong during the late summer and early fall, Slusky said. This is the one time of the year when flu season and sunlight levels are both high enough that researchers can look for a link.

“In the late summer, you still have potentially large amounts of sunlight, and therefore a lot of room for variation. You’re also starting to see flu season around the country, and so we have enough flu activity for it to matter,” he explained.

In comparison, during sunny summer months there’s not enough flu activity to see a strong relationship between sunlight exposure and flu infection in the data.

And while there’s a lot of flu activity in December, there’s not enough sunlight to find a link between the two.


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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by telemarv on May 27, 2020, 08:49:03 AM »
I thought the fix was direct sunlight and not necessarily the heat

Didn't I see that in a Star Trek episode?  :011: :011:
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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by MacGyver on May 26, 2020, 10:44:03 PM »
It's going on 9 p.m. there and the temperature is 102 degrees right now.  He said about sundown their is usually a migration toward the river with floats.  Whatever the case it doesn't seem to be abating things, but again it's been winter in the Out Back and they have had huge issues. 
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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by CMDL_GUY on May 26, 2020, 12:37:20 PM »
I thought the fix was direct sunlight and not necessarily the heat.   At over 100 degrees everyday it would be hard to get much direct sunlight without burning up.  I'll bet Hal is right about the AC. 
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The Phone Booth / Re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
« Last post by MacGyver on May 26, 2020, 11:32:31 AM »
Could be, Hal.  He said they're slowly reopening businesses so that likely has an affect as well.  Based on Australia I was afraid the heat wasn't going to be a magic fix, and this seems to perhaps show that is the case.  :016:
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