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HEALTH: Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths- study shows

(University of Edinburgh) – Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19, an observational study suggests.

Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA rays– could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say.

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh compared all recorded deaths from COVID-19 in the continental US from January to April 2020 with UV levels for 2,474 US counties for the same time period.        Continue reading