Sunshine is a Disinfectant

The flu virus withers in sunlight. Practice social distancing and common sense, but GET OUTSIDE.
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The flu virus withers in sunlight: practice social distancing and common sense, but GET OUTSIDE. #coco

Why This is Important:

Helping the public understand that fresh air is good for mental and physical stimulation, BUT we must still practice all health precautions. [Source: World Health Organization]

NOTE: This does NOT mean that sunshine kills Coronavirus! Please read the common misunderstandings on the WHO website, and communicate responsibly.

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No fancy set. No hair and makeup. No need to memorize. Just turn the camera on yourself (in landscape mode) and read one of these lines:

  • This is [NAME] reminding you that sunshine is a powerful disinfectant. Practice social distancing and exercise common sense, but GET OUTSIDE. Now take this message and pass it on: spread the word, not the germ.

  • [NAME] here, reminding you that the flu virus withers under sunlight. Practice social distancing and exercise common sense, but GET OUTSIDE. Now take this message and pass it on: spread the word, not the germ.

  • I'm [NAME]. A little exercise is good for the body, mind, and spirit. Practice social distancing and common sense, but GET OUTSIDE and GET SOME #SUNSHINE. Now take this message and pass it on: spread the word, not the germ.

  • This is [NAME] reminding you that sunshine doesn't kill #Coronavirus, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Practice social distancing and common sense, but GET SOME #SUNSHINE.

  • Hi, this is [NAME]. Soak up some #sunshine. It's refreshing. [Note: even better if you're actually outdoors.]

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PLEASE NOTE:

BE CAREFUL not to confuse "get some sunshine" with other messages. Check out (and share) common misunderstandings on the World Health Organization website.

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Additional Notes:

  • To be deployed in all global regions ASAP.

  • Need translators to communicate this message locally. [See How to Help]