How the sun could help save lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19
Updated October 29, 2020 18:59:24How the sun might help save the lives of millions of people by slowing down the spread and spreading the virus is the focus of a new study.
Key points:The study found that when the sun was near the equator, COVIDs were more likely to occur in the Northern Hemisphere and in tropical areasThe sun’s rays and warmth are believed to have the power to slow down COVID spreadIn a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, the researchers say the sun’s radiation could help slow the spread from the tropics to the Southern Hemisphere, which is why the tropic regions are known to have a higher incidence of COID-19.
The sunspot cycle is known to play a key role in the weather, with the sunspot number being higher in the tropically warm seasons, the authors of the study said.
The scientists used satellite data to map the positions of sunspots in the southern hemisphere and the Northern hemisphere, which showed the sunspot cycles were more frequent in the Southern hemisphere.
They found that during the summer months, when the solar cycle is most active, the sun appears to be on a lower level of activity than the rest of the world.
“There are some really big swings in the sun in the summer and the sun has a big influence on the weather.
So this suggests that if we can increase the amount of sunlight coming in from the sun, then we might be able to slow the sun and help people in the future,” Professor Peter De Vries, lead author of the research, said.”
We know that sunspott cycles affect how much heat and humidity are available to a climate system.
We can increase this by increasing the amount that comes in from sunspotted regions.”
In the study, the team looked at satellite data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Climate Service.
Using that data, the scientists mapped the position of the suns equator and the northern hemisphere.
The authors found that, when a solar cycle was active, there was a higher chance of COIDS occurring in the tropical regions.
“So it means that we are more likely, in the northern part of the planet, to have COIDS than in the south,” Professor De Vues said.
A map of the Sun’s location in the sky during the tropical equinox.
The study looked at the frequency of COIDs occurring in each year, with higher frequency associated with warmer summers and cooler months.
It also found that sunspot numbers were higher in Northern Hemisphere winters, when temperatures are lower and the tropical cycle is active.
“But there was an odd thing here.
We found that if the sun is on a low level of sunspot activity, then COIDs tend to occur much more often,” Professor de Vries said.
There are currently no effective vaccines to stop COVID from spreading, but the researchers believe the sun may have a way of slowing the coronavirus from infecting the body.
“I would love to know what is the mechanism for this and why it works,” Professor Daniel O’Keefe, co-author of the paper, said of the possibility of sun-induced COIDS.
“What is the potential mechanism?
Does the sun really have this ability?
I would love for more research to look at this.”