Knight Campus scientists use Prefontaine Track Meet crowds to test UV light machine’s effectiveness against Delta variant

While prior research (e.g. Biasin et. al 2021) has found that UV light is effective in inactivating Covid-19 in controlled laboratory conditions, Knight Campus scientists are the first to attempt a large scale study of this effect “in the wild”.

A large sample of test subjects were recruited using the guise of attending a track meet in Eugene Oregon. The excitement of the track events ensured cheering and yelling – activities known to increase viral transmission. Subjects were assigned seats at varying distances from the UV light (as shown in figure A) to ensure variation in the treatment effect.

Subjects were not individually tested prior to the event, but urine and feces were collected from restrooms to estimate initial viral load. The effectiveness of UV exposure will be determined as subjects are identified in post-meet hospital admissions and names are compared with the HayWard Field seating chart.

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3 Responses to Knight Campus scientists use Prefontaine Track Meet crowds to test UV light machine’s effectiveness against Delta variant

  1. just different says:

    Are you sure you want to see this trending on Facebook and then debunked on PolitiFact? People take horse dewormer in this country because the internet told them to.
    I promise you Autzen is going to get calls asking why they can’t do the UV thing instead of checking vax cards.

  2. uomatters says:

    There is no truth to the rumor that I’ve been buying stock in UV light manufacturers.

  3. Long time observer says:

    UOM: can’t you do anything better than this? Puerile and pathetic coming from a UO professor.
    And I can’t wait for your zippy putdown…

  4. moss defender says:

    Brilliant – this beats the biometric field trial event known as the Snooper Bowl ! Brings back sweet memories of the day the RG published something important…moseleys football team related article – UO PRACTICES BECOME NIKES TEST LAB…..did UO write anything on the tickets about consent and becoming a test subject ? I wonder what is added to the drinking fountains there. What do the underground labs under the track look like ? Altitude tents and chambers perhaps ? The smell of hot sun across all the plastic (stadium grass etc ) on that site….mmm it smells like a car engine fire in Fresno…thats the legendary Hayward magic….what isnt plastic there a few beams ? what a POS they built

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