Vice-Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “The temperature rise in seasonal changes does not affect the spread of the Coronavirus …”
Date Added: 14 May 2020, 10:27
Last Updated Date:17 November 2020, 11:36
Vice-Rector of Near East University, one of the members of the TRNC Prime Ministry Science Board, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ and International Cyprus University lecturer Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Seyer Çağatan stated that the sun and ultraviolet rays were not effective on SARS-CoV-2 in the report they wrote about the effects of seasonal changes on the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which is one of the most controversial issues in the COVID-19 epidemic process.

In the report published in the May 2020 issue of "The Lancet Microbe", one of the leading medical journals of the world, it was stated that contrary to what is believed, the expected temperature increase and the ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun will not affect the coronavirus's activity or decrease its spread speed. At least 60 ° C and 90 minutes are required for the virus to die ...

According to the statement made by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, in the report stated that the temperature increase and the ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun cannot cause the expected decrease in the spread of the virus, and that the temperature of at least 60 ° C and 90 minutes are required to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It was stated that the temperature increase due to seasonal changes would not have an effect on the virus in this context.

The ultraviolet ray that affects the virus does not reach the world...
In the report, in which the UV rays emitted from the sun are classified in three ways as UVA, UVB and UVC, it is noted that the UVC, which has a germicidal (lethal) effect, does not reach our world and therefore the sun rays cannot affect the virus. It was stated that UVA rays reach the surface of the world at a small amount but do not have a lethal effect on the virus, and there is not enough scientific evidence for the effectiveness of UVB rays on SARS-CoV-2. It is reported that the UVC rays that have the greatest effect on the virus, on the other hand, cannot show a lethal effect on the virus since it does not reach the world because it is completely absorbed in the ozone layer.

Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ: “The explanations made on the assumptions should be observed ...”
TRNC Prime Ministry Science Board member and Near East University Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said that they shared the report they prepared on seasonal temperature increases and the effect of ultraviolet rays on the new coronavirus with the scientific world, and this report was also sent to the World Health Organization. Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ stated that scientists and politicians have been making comments on the new type of coronavirus, which has become a global health problem by causing severe acute respiratory syndrome and declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and these promising explanations by scientists and politicians focus on the effects of increasing temperatures and ultraviolet in the summer season. Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ emphasized that assumptions should be avoided without sufficient scientific evidence about the effect of sunlight on viral propagation and that such statements would cause misunderstanding and unrealistic hopes in humans.