Scientists have been searching for a way to find bodies in the middle of the night.
In the end, they’ve found one.
A study of the results of a massive coronavirus outbreak in Italy suggests that people who go to bed at home during the worst of the virus outbreaks may be more likely to die at home.
The researchers say the link between bedtime and death was the result of the spread of the coronaviruses in Italy and Spain.
The study, published today in the journal Science, suggests that, while the spread could be linked to how people slept, it also appears to be related to the timing of people’s exposure to coronaviral particles.
“Our study suggests that during a period of high COVID-19 exposure, people in the early morning and late afternoon are at greater risk of dying at home,” lead researcher Alessandro Marziali said in a statement.
“Therefore, it seems possible that the exposure to COVID could have been influenced by the timing and the degree of COVID exposure.”
The findings also found that those who were most exposed to COVI particles during the first week of exposure were more likely, on average, to die.
Marzialii and colleagues say their findings could be important for people who are living in remote areas and who need to sleep at home to make sure they don’t catch COVID.
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