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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    I can't remember which resident "expert" said that increased
    UV in summer would kill the virus. But here are the facts;

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200327-can-you-kill-coronavirus-with-uv-light
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I can't remember which resident "expert" said that increased
    UV in summer would kill the virus. But here are the facts;

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200327-can-you-kill-coronavirus-with-uv-light
    this is very informative reading

    all of us really should take the ten minutes it takes to read the whole thing
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    @wolfgang59

    When does virus season end?

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    I like the way they say sunlight does disinfect, but nobody knows how long it takes. It is as if they are wanting to disinfect loads. Ok this batch is disinfected, now collect it and put out the next batch. This is not how it works.

    Everything that is exposed to the sun gets disinfected over the day or days it is sitting there.

    This is just one mechanism to stops the spread of viruses.
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    30 Mar '20 15:01
    @eladar said
    @wolfgang59

    When does virus season end?

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    It doesn’t it goes on all year; there are summer specific colds.
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    @divegeester said
    It doesn’t it goes on all year; there are summer specific colds.
    They are very rare. I have gotten many colds over my lifetime, never in the summer.

    Just did research, summer virus is generally an enterovirus which infects you through your intestines. Polio is an enterovirus.
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    @eladar said
    They are very rare. I have gotten many colds over my lifetime, never in the summer.
    "Very rare"! What rubbish.
    People have colds all year round in UK, anyone would know that
    from school attendances; kids have colds. Just before Christmas
    (our summer) the whole family had nasty colds and most of my
    daughters classmates were off at one time or another.
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    @eladar said
    Everything that is exposed to the sun gets disinfected over the day or days it is sitting there.
    You either did not read or did not comprehend the article.
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    The reason why its hard to kill a virus is because its not alive.
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @the-gravedigger said
    The reason why its hard to kill a virus is because its not alive.
    That's a bit pedantic!
    What word would you approve of to describe a viable virus?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    That's a bit pedantic!
    What word would you approve of to describe a viable virus?
    what he's saying is true according to science

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/23/coronavirus-isnt-alive-thats-why-its-so-hard-kill/
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    @rookie54 said
    what he's saying is true according to science
    I know - that's why I said he was pedantic.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    You either did not read or did not comprehend the article.
    No, you did not read the article. It said they tested minutes of UVA radiation, not the more destructive UVB. They did not test a typical amount of UVA and UVB tradition a virus exposed outside would recieve in a summer day.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I can't remember which resident "expert" said that increased
    UV in summer would kill the virus. But here are the facts;

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200327-can-you-kill-coronavirus-with-uv-light
    Another piece of fake news floating around ...
    If you hear anyone saying that tinned pork meat contains the virus - disregard that ... it's Spam™.
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    @orangutan said
    Another piece of fake new floating around ...
    If you hear anyone saying that tinned pork meat contains the virus - disregard that ... it's spam.
    Has a typical intensity and duration of UVA and UVB radiation for a hot summer August day in the Northern Hemisphere been tested?
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    @Eladar
    From the article
    Sunshine solution?
    Would UVA or UVB work instead? And if so, does this mean you can disinfect things by leaving them out in the sun?

    The short answer: possibly – but you wouldn’t want to rely on it.


    Bearing in mind that the virus is destroyed in about an hour just sitting on
    most porous surfaces and survives 36 hours(ish) on steel I can't see the
    value in investigating sticking things in the sunlight. Why do you?
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