[ExI] Will the summer heat help with the virus?

Tomaz Kristan protokol2020 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 13:01:05 UTC 2020

> * Given that countries currently in ‘summer’ climates, such as Australia
and Iran*

There is nothing like summer in Iran now. Quite a big mistake for such a
distinguished body.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 1:50 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> From the 9 page report of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering
> and Medicine, sent to the White House:
> *“Given current data, we believe that the pandemic likely will not
> diminish because of summer, and we should be careful not to base policies
> and strategies around the hope that it will. We might very well see a
> reduction in spread in the beginning of the summer, but we have to be
> careful not to put that down to a changing climate — it is plausible that
> such a reduction could be due to other measures put in place. Human
> behavior will be most important. If a human coughs or sneezes enough virus
> close enough to the next susceptible person, then temperature and humidity
> just won’t matter that much. Given that countries currently in ‘summer’
> climates, such as Australia and Iran, are experiencing rapid virus spread,
> a decrease in cases with increases in humidity and temperature elsewhere
> should not be assumed.”*
> John K Clark
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