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Environmental factors in virus spread

From Ms. P. Finch

Thursday, 8 October 2020

It occurs to me that cold damp weather may be a factor in the spread of the virus. 

Reference meat processing plants in Ireland where those in the cold damp areas caught the virus, whereas those in the warm areas didn't. 

This article (British Medical Journal) suggests humidity helps spread it too, hence hotter countries still affected. 

Quote: "Meat processing plants function with temperatures between 10 degrees Celsius and refrigerating temperature. Middleton and colleagues note that the “virus thrives in lower temperatures and very high or very low relative humidity' as well as surviving longer on metallic surfaces." 9 July 2020