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How Sunlight, the Immune System, and Covid-19 Interact

For thousands of years, humans have recognized that the sun plays a role in the emergence and transmission of viruses

Illustration: Shuhua Xiong

Last month, during a now-infamous press conference, Donald Trump speculated about the ways in which sunlight and chemical disinfectants could help protect people from the threat…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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