The virus that started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has now spread to almost every corner of the world. It has now infected 2.2 million people and killed more than 157,000. The world is currently dealing with something that no one alive has ever dealt with. The coronavirus pandemic is bringing the world down to its knees.
People all over the world are speculating and making their own theories about the virus. They are wondering how it started, how it is spreading, and how it can be stopped.
One of the most common theories is currently regarding heat. It is believed that the virus cannot sustain itself in high temperatures, and hence its spread will reduce once the summer season starts.
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The Department of Homeland Security has conducted experiments regarding the same.
Let’s found out what they discovered.
WHAT DID DHS DISCOVER ABOUT CORONAVIRUS?
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted experiments that have shown that sunlight can ‘quickly’ destroy the virus.
The DHS found that simulated sunlight ‘rapidly killed the virus in aerosols,’ while without that treatment, ‘no significant loss of virus was detected in 60 minutes.’
A briefing obtained by Yahoo News suggests something that hints at the possibility of the summer season being a solution to the virus –
The virus cannot survive in high temperatures and humidity on surfaces or in a droplet of saliva.
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However, the documents that are currently unpublished say that the results have not yet been proven.
Talking about the unpublished documents, a DHS spokesperson told DailyMail –
“The department is dedicated to the fight against COVID-19, and the health and safety of the American people is its top priority. As policy, the department does not comment on allegedly leaked documents.”
They added –
“It would be irresponsible to speculate, draw conclusions, or to inadvertently try to influence the public based upon a document that has not yet been peer-reviewed or subjected to the rigorous scientific validation approach”