COVID is increasing again in some northern states.
I heard on ABC news its because people are spending more time inside. That is only a tiny part of the reason.The main reason is this below.
I spent considerable time looking at studies that correlated virus's and weather/indoor conditions. You should find this thread very informative.
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Started by metmike - March 23, 2020, 10:58 p.m.
The laboratory showed that for every doubling of the absolute humidity, you cut the amount of virus that can survive after 1 hour by 50%.
Higher absolute humidity =unfavorable for virus's
Lower absolute humidity = favorable for all virus's
This is the biggest reason that we have a Winter flu season. The air outside then is cold and dry. When you bring it inside and heat it, its got very little moisture(very low relative and absolute humidity). This is exactly what helps sustain the survival time of a virus outside of the host.
At a dew point of 70 deg. F, the high moisture is not favorable for survival. At 40 deg. F dew point, more favorable. At 10 deg. F dew point, very favorable.
It's not the RELATIVE humidity that matters as much as the ABSOLUTE humidity(total moisture in the air independant of how much water vapor that air mass can hold) which follows the dew point very closely.
Latest COVID vaccination numbers by state:
At least 219,624,445 people or 67% of the population have received at least one dose.
Overall, 189,924,447 people or 58% of the population have been fully vaccinated.