It was always believed that sunlight neutralizes the COVID virus, but a new study conducted by UC Santa Barbara concluded that sunlight neutralizes the COVID-19 virus eight times faster than previously thought.
The Western Journal explains:
When blasting the virus in synthetic saliva with UVB light in a lab setting, researchers set out to test a theory that, if predictions were accurate, might have seen “sunlight inactivation of SARS-CoV-2” occur with prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.
The joint university study noted something peculiar: “In the experiments, viruses in simulated saliva and exposed to UV-B lamps were inactivated more than eight times faster than would have been predicted by the theory.”
The school added, “[cultured samples] in a complete growth medium before exposure to UV-B were inactivated more than three times faster than expected,” but the study concluded more research was needed.
READ: One Year After Trump Was Mocked for ‘Sunlight’ COVID Comments, Research Shows It’s 8x More Effective Than Previously Thought
Of course, the fact that COVID hates sunlight explains why dystopian governments, such as California, issued stay-at-home orders, banning people from even going for walks. This led to a cute tweet by a Hollywood actor, Nick Searcy, as he defiantly went for an illegal walk in December.
But not only does sunlight neutralize COVID so do dogs. In December, politicians in the Canadian province of Quebec issued a stay-at-home order telling people that they could not go for walks between 8 pm and 5 am, unless they were walking their dogs. Apparently, dogs protect people from COVID attacks. READ: Chris Selley: No reason to trust Quebec’s new curfew will work, or end any time soon