There was two interesting research papers I found last week that shed some light on the whole coronavirus thing, and how countries south of latitude 35 degrees North found they had a lower mortality rate when infected.

Now that’s an interesting fact to me.

You can read it for yourself here if you’re interested.

I wonder if this is one of the reasons why places like us and New Zealand haven’t been effected as much as other parts of the world – which coincidentally, are higher than that mark listed above.

Granted, their handling, or lack there of, in early intervention probably didn’t help either, but this vitamin d link is interesting.

This study here also found that supplementing with vitamin d may reduce the likelihood of acute respiratory tract infection – obviously the coronavirus would count as that.

In a nutshell, we’re lucky here – we have the luxury, even now with the weather getting cooler over the last few days, that our weather is pretty awesome.

Even winter, while cold for us, is obviously way less harsh than the Northern Hemisphere and we don’t get dark in the middle of the afternoon – meaning we have more time for sunshine exposure.

So get outside.

Do yourself that favour this week again.

Last week I encouraged you to do it for your physical and your mental health.

This week the research is suggesting it can possibly reduce your risk of picking up something this year – coronavirus or otherwise.

What’s the worst thing that can happen? You get away from your desk for a little bit – that’s hardly a bad thing.


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