President Donald Trump invited Americans on Thursday to “enjoy the sun“after putting forward a study suggesting that the new coronavirus dissipates faster with sunlight and higher temperatures.
“I hope people enjoy the sun, and if it has an impact, so much the better“said the President of the United States during his briefing on the”task force“American dedicated to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to a study by the US government presented to the White House on Thursday, the new coronavirus responsible for this pandemic weakens in a hot and humid atmosphere as well as in the rays of the sun.
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“Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that sunlight seems to have to kill the virus, both on surfaces and in the air.“said senior Homeland Security official Bill Bryan.”We have seen a similar effect on both temperatures and humidity. Rising temperatures or humidity, or both, are generally less favorable for the virus“, added the official, presenting the preliminary results of this study.
Scientists have been questioning, since its appearance, the possibility that the new coronavirus may weaken with increasing temperatures, that is to say with the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere.
“We identified that sunlight, UV rays were a weakness in the transmission chain“insisted Bill Bryan.
Neither Bill Bryan nor Donald Trump specified or provided data on how the study was conducted.
Note that countries with warmer climates and exposed to the sun, such as Singapore, also suffered the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.