posted on May, 17 2020 @ 08:45 PM
What impact will the summer heat have on the Caronavirus Pandemic?
We have already discussed the impact that heat and humidity will have on the virus; this is what webMD says on that subject.
You may have wondered if the new coronavirus would go away as the summer weather warms and gets more humid. But scientists recently looked at
the few small studies on the subject and found there isn’t enough evidence to know if this is true.
But I'm more interested in understanding what impact the summer will have on the psychological make up of people who are living through a pandemic?
And since I could not find much information on the net regarding this subject I thought why not ask the knowledgeable apeople on ATS what they
The best I could find on the subject are articles about all the things people wil be missing out on this summer as they shelter in place and adorn
their life saving masks.
The lost summer
Even as some states take steps to open up their economies, huge parts of our lives will stay shuttered well through August and possibly beyond. That
will have an enormous impact on families, education and businesses, not to mention our mental health that needs a summer break more than
So what does the summer bring for us as we suffer through a pandemic?
As temperatures and humidity rise should we also expect that people's patients will also reach a boiling point?
There are stories abound of people hurting or even killing each other over the virus and masks; whats going to happen when you throw in the
uncomfortable feelings that accompany a scorching hot day in summer?
And it won't be your normal hot day where you once found refugee at the beach or other water activity. Nope it will be one where you also have to ware
a stuffy itchy mask all over most of your face.
I guess we can all just stay home and crank up the AC? But what will that do to a power grid that has been optimized for summer consumption patterns
where most people are at work during peak hours and turn down or off their home ACs? Rolling brown outs are a common thing as power companies seek to
protect their grid on the hottest days. Whats going to happen when everyone has their personal ACs cranking 24/7?
And what about all those people struggling to make ends meet after their government told them they aren't essential people? Will they have the means
to cool themselves as temperatures rise? These people are already understandably angry; the heat is only going to make matters worse.
Is the summer heat going to be the thing that busts this pandemic wide open?
edit on 17-5-2020 by DanDanDat because: (no reason given)