Indonesians sunbathe to protect themselves from coronavirus
Indonesians have never had so much sun. In a country devoted to fair skin, the population takes advantage of the sun’s rays and even tans in the hope of avoiding the new coronavirus. Interest in a practice associated with foreigners visiting Bali stems from baseless claims made on social media that sunlight (and the vitamin D it provides) can slow or kill the new coronavirus.
A hope that gained momentum last week, when an American official said that, according to new research, sunlight quickly destroys the virus. The study has not yet been independently evaluated, but President Donald Trump enthusiastically quoted it during a press conference.
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