Recent scientific papers have highlighted the role vitamin D may be playing in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in severe cases.
Considering researchers have also shown that SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly inactivated by sunlight,1 areas that are banning people from parks and beaches, are undoubtedly committing a grave error.
In fact, it has been nearly impossible to document outdoor transmission of the disease. This is because one factor for catching disease is dependent on the viral load – the amount of exposure which is quickly diluted outdoors and inactivated by sunlight.
Outdoor clinics should be seriously considered, as healthcare facilities are primary locations spreading the disease.
The coronavirus will follow the usual seasonal patterns we witness with influenza, as higher temperature, humidity, and our time spent outdoors are detrimental for spreading these respiratory infections.