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There are lots of factors causing the seasonality of flu, one of which being an increase in people being gathered together, but absolutely another is that many viruses struggle to survive in warmer & more humid weather due to the reasons I outlined above
Many do indeed the flu has never been proven to be one for sure however and other Corona viruses have been proven they don't.

For sure there will be less infections in summer months due to other factors and the government are 100% correct to try ride its highest curve but the people I see (not saying your one of them) saying that this is going away in the heat are 100% wrong was.my point.

Herd immunity and a vaccine are the only ways this is going away
 
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VirginiaSpur

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"Intelligent but stupid" - Ahab
Many do indeed the flu has never been proven to be one for sure however and other Corona viruses have been proven they don't.
You're still painting with an awfully broad brush. "The flu" is thousands of different viruses, many of which definitively do struggle to survive in hot and humid weather. This is almost, but not quite by default. Some coronaviruses struggle as well to do so. It's a mixed bag. Yes, MERS replicates well in hot weather, but that's fairly unique, as common cold coronaviruses more typically struggle in hot and humid weather. It's not just societal factors; it is typical that viruses thrive in cool and dry weather, and alternately bacteria thrive in hot and humid weather.

The data right now is contradictory, some reports are positive and some are negative on whether warming weather will be of help. We will certainly see, but very little is still definitively known about this virus and it isn't certain by any stretch that it's most similar to MERS, we just don't know that yet. Nor is it certain that SARS thrived in hot weather either, the outbreak happened through the winter and was contained by late-spring / early-summer.
 
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You're still painting with an awfully broad brush. "The flu" is thousands of different viruses, many of which definitively do struggle to survive in hot and humid weather. This is almost, but not quite by default. Some coronaviruses struggle as well to do so. It's a mixed bag. Yes, MERS replicates well in hot weather, but that's fairly unique, as common cold coronaviruses more typically struggle in hot and humid weather. It's not just societal factors; it is typical that viruses thrive in cool and dry weather, and alternately bacteria thrive in hot and humid weather.

The data right now is contradictory, some reports are positive and some are negative on whether warming weather will be of help. We will certainly see, but very little is still definitively known about this virus and it isn't certain by any stretch that it's most similar to MERS, we just don't know that yet. Nor is it certain that SARS thrived in hot weather either, the outbreak happened through the winter and was contained by late-spring / early-summer.
Eye that's a good point mate so little is known about the virus atm. But it's had good times in Iran and Africa so I don't think heat will effect this one.
 
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One thing is for sure, every advantage in scheduling of fixtures and referee appointments will be in their favour. But they are due bad luck in the injury department at some point.
 
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You're still painting with an awfully broad brush. "The flu" is thousands of different viruses, many of which definitively do struggle to survive in hot and humid weather. This is almost, but not quite by default. Some coronaviruses struggle as well to do so. It's a mixed bag. Yes, MERS replicates well in hot weather, but that's fairly unique, as common cold coronaviruses more typically struggle in hot and humid weather. It's not just societal factors; it is typical that viruses thrive in cool and dry weather, and alternately bacteria thrive in hot and humid weather.

The data right now is contradictory, some reports are positive and some are negative on whether warming weather will be of help. We will certainly see, but very little is still definitively known about this virus and it isn't certain by any stretch that it's most similar to MERS, we just don't know that yet. Nor is it certain that SARS thrived in hot weather either, the outbreak happened through the winter and was contained by late-spring / early-summer.
Possibly we're overthinking .... whilst a lot is unknown there are some basic physics at play.

In very hot weather virus laden moisture is less prevalent on exposed surfaces - you don't have damp infected surfaces where the virus can live, they simply dry up in seconds, humid air is already loaded with moisture leaving no room for infected breath to spread - but that's not going to stop the spread just slow it down

By far the most important factor seems to be - social distancing - in very hot weather you don't go out, you don't socialise, you do as little as possible, it's not the hot weather per see that's stopping the virus, clearly it can spread anywhere, but the fact that hot weather almost by accident enforces social distancing is probably why the spread so far is less



Of course if you all gather several times a day to pray ... you're pretty screwed
 
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Possibly we're overthinking .... whilst a lot is unknown there are some basic physics at play.

In very hot weather virus laden moisture is less prevalent on exposed surfaces - you don't have damp infected surfaces where the virus can live, they simply dry up in seconds, humid air is already loaded with moisture leaving no room for infected breath to spread - but that's not going to stop the spread just slow it down

By far the most important factor seems to be - social distancing - in very hot weather you don't go out, you don't socialise, you do as little as possible, it's not the hot weather per see that's stopping the virus, clearly it can spread anywhere, but the fact that hot weather almost by accident enforces social distancing is probably why the spread so far is less



Of course if you all gather several times a day to pray ... you're pretty screwed
Any theories on social distancing from your wife/girlfriend/partner/husband etc who you share a bed with?
You're pretty screwed then too!
 
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Normally I hate clickbait with a passion. But seeing as the media is dead with no football or transfer rumours, the only thing that is flying is dipper fan fiction.

I refuse to click on tabloid crap but if it means more articles are churned out to get their hopes even higher, then I'm ready to click away.

 
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From a Dipper fan. I hope everybody stays safe and that the rivalry can continue in the shortest time possible. It's very hard with no footy to watch
Good stuff

I don't know how we'll manage until October,when the new season starts and this one being declared null and void.
 
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