Doesn’t the increased summer humidity: nose membranes staying moist instead of dry, “heavier” air of some climates making droplets travel shorter distance; also help decrease spread during summer months?There is a misconception that warm/hot weather kills viruses. The answer is not necessarily and for respiratory viruses like influenza, rhinovirus, general forms of coronavirus and other viruses that host on mucus membranes the answer is no, warm/hot weather does not kill off these viruses. Our core body temperature averages 37C which is pretty hot.
To be specific, you can’t really kill something that is hard to classify as living in the first place. It requires a host cell to metabolize and replicate.
So why do we classify fall and winter as flu season and we see cases reduced during spring and summer? It is not about the virus, it is about the activity of the vectors (us). During cooler and cold months we confine ourselves to the indoors which brings us in closer proximity to others, others who may be vectors. As the weather warms we open doors, windows and go outside. So, while these viruses aerosolize, they don’t have a musculoskeletal system or senses to direct toward their next target. In open air conditions winds disperse viruses and move them past or beyond their next target. The further a new target is located statistically lowers the opportunity for its ability to find a new host. All of our warm weather activities lowers our chances of infection. We naturally do social distancing in warm weather and open air wind eddies are a virus “enemy”.
People still catch a cold or flu in the summer, just less of us get it.
So, it is important to wash your hands, but just as important to simulate summer activity (social distancing).
This virus may follow the trend of influenza. Numbers of cases will go down as we do our spring/summer activities but may take another rise in the fall and winter as we confine ourselves indoors once again.
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Doesn’t the increased summer humidity: nose membranes staying moist instead of dry, “heavier” air of some climates making droplets travel shorter distance; also help decrease spread during summer months?
Yep. Sad thing is if they did get sick while staying here and needed medical treatment there is nowhere here to really get it.Reminds me of the mayor in Jaws who didn't want the beaches closed down.
I'm in Burleson County and as of early yesterday morning, we were still all clear per my Constables Precinct, situated across the road! Haven't heard anything different today either!@arbitrator
What are your local officials telling y’all?
I’m Supposed to meet a potential new customer from your general vicinity tomorrow and I’m trying to get a better idea what’s going on before deciding to cancel or proceed.
ETA: Figured might be good for all to hear local recommendations from other areas so asking here instead of pm.
I’ll start new thread.