The charlatan currently in the White House keeps insisting that “we are rounding the corner” on the coronavirus pandemic.
Well, he has never needed a reason to lie about anything so who knows what his reasoning is in this case?
He’s probably just saying that cuz he wishes it to be true.
But certainly one of the theories that has underli(n)ed at least some of the wishful hoping that this virus would go into hibernation at some point is that weather changes would surely affect it, either warm weather would wipe it out, or if not that, cold weather would wipe it out, like it does to the pine beetle, I guess.
Well, sorry to bring you disappointing news but according to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health either scenario is, well, wishful thinking, because “temperature and humidity do not play a significant role in coronavirus spread.”
What does affect transmission, however, is, you guessed it, human behavior, or as the authors of the study put it, “whether it’s hot or cold outside, the transmission of COVID-19 from one person to the next depends almost entirely on human behavior.”
Don’t be misled by the Trumpet in the White House: Masks and social distancing reduce your risk of getting sick with COVID-19 much more than any other strategy you might hope to employ.