Trump puts forth idea that heat, humidity could help fight virus
April 24, 2020 at 12:54 PM - Views: 64 #307527Judi LynnMember
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By Kevin Freking The Associated Press
April 23, 2020 – 2:42 pm
Updated April 23, 2020 – 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday pitched “emerging” research on the benefits of sunlight and humidity in diminishing the threat of the coronavirus as President Donald Trump encourages states to move to reopen their economies.
Past studies have not found good evidence that the warmer temperatures and higher humidity of spring and summer will help tamp down the spread of the virus.
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“I’m here to present ideas, because we want ideas to get rid of this thing. And if heat is good, and if sunlight is good, that’s a great thing as far as I’m concerned,” the president said.
Trump noted that the researchers were also looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.” Bryan said there was no consideration of that.
April 24, 2020 at 1:31 PM #307531Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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expect a rash of folks injecting lysol
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April 24, 2020 at 6:17 PM #307563peacecorpsParticipant
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decisions and take quick, appropriate action. We can get plenty of crackpot ‘ideas’ and conspiracy theories from the right wing media and commentators. You can certainly present your ‘ideas’ to scientists and doctors during meetings and get their input. Babbling at press conferences/campaign rallies is not why you are in office.
The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.
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National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.
April 24, 2020 at 8:31 PM #307610NV WinoModerator
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And soak up all that Florida sunshine and humidity.
April 24, 2020 at 9:33 PM #307629Ohio BarbarianModerator
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However, it’s no guarantee. Has Trump never had a summer cold?
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April 24, 2020 at 9:43 PM #307635salemcourtParticipant
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It seems MSM provides full-time wall to wall coverage for Trump’s idiotic statements and antics. This serves as a great diversion from the actual policies that are being put forth by congress. Congress is the one who passes all the budget and should be leading the distribution of money to the people who need it the most. This is the part that requires the most coverage during this pandemic, and sadly our media is once again safeguarding the interests of the 1%.
April 25, 2020 at 1:17 AM #307681Blue MeanyParticipant
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but he has a grade-school level understanding of the information he is hearing about. There was some evidence that humidity mitigated the spread because it kept the virus from being airborne for long; no evidence for heat from weather do so, but it tends to go with humidity in many places. Ultraviolet light in a particular range of frequencies will de-activate the virus if it is exposed to it and/or the ozone it produces long enough with enough intensity. Lysol and ispropol alcohol that is too diluted with water will do the same thing. But all of these things can do serious damage to human beings too; they are used to decontaminate *things* not people. What an idiot.
April 26, 2020 at 5:29 AM #308217ProgRockinProgParticipant
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Of course its not HIS idea. It is already predicted that the virus will not fare as well in warmer climates. So he can say “See, your great leader knows all”. Which is why it is also predicted by experts that there will be a second wave in the Fall. Something he has poo pooed.
April 25, 2020 at 1:26 AM #307682bazukhovParticipant
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Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
April 25, 2020 at 3:37 AM #307720Red CloudParticipant
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Just get Space Force to grab the virus by the throat and shoot it in the sun. I bet that kills it. Then our Space Force can protect us against those flying Iranian boats that Trump promised to “shoot down.”
April 25, 2020 at 1:25 PM #307896eridaniParticipant
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high heath and humidity there, but also a lot of coronavirus.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction
April 26, 2020 at 11:50 PM #308446doh1304Participant
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They would remake Ace In The Hole. I am saying that there is a mandate to do news this way: Something happens. > Determine the narrative > Report only facts that support the narrative or can be interpreted in a way that supports the narrative. > ignore or trivialize any facts that do not fit the narrative. > marginalize, then demonize anyone who is not absolutely committed to the narrative. Facts don’t matter. Truth doesn’t matter. Consequences don’t matter. Only the narrative matters.
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