Russell spoke about BOINC ~4 years ago, Rosetta@Home is protein folding
- with some jobs relevant to COVID.
- Biology and
There is equivocal evidence for Vitamin D decreasing risk of respiratory
illnesses, with the suggestion that it may affect mostly
people who are deficient in it. So getting some sun in Melbourne's gray
days may be worth something for some of us.
Exposure to light through windows is insufficient because glass almost
completely blocks UVB light.
Adequate amounts of vitamin D can be produced with moderate sun exposure
to the face, arms and legs, averaging 5–30 minutes twice per week, or
approximately 25% of the time for minimal sunburn. The darker the skin,
and the weaker the sunlight, the more minutes of exposure are needed.
Sunscreen <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunscreen> absorbs or reflects
ultraviolet light and prevents much of it from reaching the skin.
BMJ. 2017 Feb 15;356:i6583. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i6583.
Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections:
systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data.
Nutrients. 2020 Mar 30;12(4). pii: E962. doi: 10.3390/nu12040962.
Controversial Effects of Vitamin D and Related Genes on Viral
Infections, Pathogenesis, and Treatment Outcomes.