Are people living at high altitudes and in Northeast India protected from SARS-CoV-2 infection due to higher UV exposure?

Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19, (ISRC) (2020) Are people living at high altitudes and in Northeast India protected from SARS-CoV-2 infection due to higher UV exposure? i wonder.... p. 30. ISSN 2582-1636

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Abstract

Electromagnetic radiation in the Ultraviolet (UV) wavelength is generally harmful to living organisms. There are three subtypes of UV light: UVC (200-280 nm): UVC is absorbed by RNA and DNA bases, and can damage them photochemically. It is, however, completely filtered out by the ozone layer. z UVB (280-320 nm): UVB can also cause damage to RNA and DNA bases, but it is 20-100 times less efficient than UVC. Almost 90% of UVB is absorbed by the ozone layer. z UVA (320-400 nm): UVA is the major UV component in sunlight (~95%) that reaches the Earth’s surface.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19, (ISRC)
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, Infection, Ultraviolet (UV), UV radiation
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health > Promotion of health
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2887
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