Sunlight Inactivates Coronavirus 8 Times Faster Than Predicted

Sunlight Inactivates Coronavirus 8 Times Faster Than Predicted
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A team of scientists is calling for greater research into how sunlight inactivates SARS-CoV-2 after realizing there's a glaring discrepancy between the most recent theory and experimental results.

UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz and colleagues noticed the virus was inactivated as much as eight times faster in experiments than the most recent theoretical model predicted.

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