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The secret to beating Covid-19? Fresh air

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Healing power: Florence Nightingale believed fresh air was good for health

Healing power: Florence Nightingale believed fresh air was good for health

Healing power: Florence Nightingale believed fresh air was good for health

Fresh air! Ventilation! Open windows! That's what a professor resident in West Cork recommends to combat Covid-19.

We wash our hands, yes. We wear face coverings, yes. We practice social distancing, yes. But, says Professor Edward Lynch, who spoke to me from his home in Schull, we have seriously overlooked one of the most useful ways of halting the virus: fresh air.

He's shocked when he sees buses with seats taped off for distancing, but windows sealed up, thus facilitating the spread of the infection.


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