Discover the possible relationship between sunlight and COVID-19

In the regions where sunlight is high, coronavirus disease COVID-19 has a lower mortality rate. This was revealed in a medical study conducted in Scotland and the results of this research were published in the Medical Journal, British Journal of Dermatology.

Research from The University of Edinburgh has shown that the sun’s rays, especially ultraviolet rays, reduce the risk of death from the coronavirus epidemic. The study compared about 2,500 deaths between January and April 2020 in US counties.

The study found that in areas where the effect of ultraviolet rays is greater, the risk of death from COVID-19 is lower than in areas where the effect of these rays is less. The same experiment was performed in the United Kingdom and Italy, and the same results were found there too.

The researchers also looked at factors that increased the risk of death from the virus, such as age, race, social status, air pollution, temperature, and other factors. The relationship between sunlight and COVID-19 mortality has not been fully explained in the research.

But an explanation was certainly offered, which is now being worked on by researchers, according to the study sunlight releases nitric oxide into the skin. As a result, the ability of the coronavirus to replicate is potentially reduced.

The previous study by the same researcher’s team found that more exposure to sunlight helps improve the health of the arteries of the heart, which lowers blood pressure levels and reduces the risk of a heart attack.

Cardiovascular disease is also one of the factors that increase the risk of death from COVID-19 and it also explains some of the results of the current research.

The research team said that this is an observational study, it was not possible to determine the cause and effect, but it could help test a possible treatment.

Dr. Richard Waller of the University of Edinburgh said, “We still don’t know much about COVID-19”. Preliminary results from the effects of sunlight could potentially be a means of reducing the risk of death.

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