Vegas Mayor Draws On Trump, Cites Extreme Warmth As COVID-19 Protection For City
Controversial Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Friday cited the city’s “extreme warmth” as a powerful protection against the coronavirus as businesses reopen.
Goodman was apparently relying on a perspective championed by President Donald Trump at a controversial press briefing Thursday in which he suggested sunlight, heat, humidity and even “injections” of disinfectants could possibly impact the battle against the coronavirus.
But scientists have pointed out that COVID-19 has thrived in the warm climates of Singapore — and Georgia and Florida. And even if a higher temperature might slow the growth of the virus, that doesn’t mean it would halt an outbreak.
Although the effect of “extreme warmth” on the virus “has not been clearly determined … it is …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]