Will The South Louisiana Heat Help To Slow The Coronavirus? Scientists Say It’s Possible
A lot of people have wondered if heat will be helpful in scaling back the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new study could lead to answers.
There are other coronaviruses besides the COVID-19 that tend to get pushed back when more heat and humidity become a factor in the weather, and some early studies suggest that warmer temperatures could play a factor as much of the country prepares for late spring and summer months.
Even though there is still lots of research to be done, a study from MIT found that "90 percent of coronavirus transmissions have occurred in areas with temperatures between 37 and 63 degrees and within a specific humidity range."
If there's one thing we know about in south Louisiana is that the upcoming months will be chock full of miserable heat and humidity, which could possibly be a good thing as it relates to this coronavirus.
There are many scientists who aren't quite sold, and that's not a bad thing. I'd rather us follow accurate research over hopeful research, and by no means is this a reason for us to let our guard down or get any false hopes up—especially since it's very possible that the virus could easily re-establish itself by the fall.
If heat and humidity even have a chance to help wipe this thing out, then we're definitely in the right place. In the meantime, we'll follow all the precautions and mandates from our leaders and do our part in helping to slow down this pandemic.
Since you've got downtime, go here to read more on the study here via The Washington Post.