Coronavirus: Is It Safer In A Sunny, Warm & Humid Climate Like Miami?

Miami’s climate & lifestyle may slow down coronavirus here. There is still risk of it spreading though.

President Trump recently said that the new virus known as COVID-19 will “go away” in April due to warming temperatures, but experts say that isn’t certain.

Harvard infectious diseases epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch told Stat News that higher temperatures are likely to slow, but not stop the spread. He cited Singapore as evidence, saying “it’s a matter of degree.”

Other warm and humid countries with high levels of tourism from China like Thailand have seen relatively few cases.

Disease experts say that viruses do not survive as long in warm and humid air as they do in cold, dry air. Viruses also are broken down and killed in sunlight.

Miami also has very little public transportation (normally seen by residents as a negative.) Not being crammed on a train with strangers eliminates a risk factor.

Many Miami residents spend much of their time in indoor, air conditioned environments, however (and in contact with northerners), which allows the cold and flu to take hold here.

The new coronavirus is likely already impacting Miami economically. As of this morning, the stock market is on track for its worst week since the financial crisis last decade.

 

 

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Realist

actually Miami and Orlando are fkd until this is over, Florida’s eco about to get hit very very hard. Cruises might be last to recover, even when this is over and one with.

Wash your hands often

My understanding was that the President said that the virus may follow similar patterns as the flu and be less during warming months. I don’t think he said it will go away in the warming months.
Nonetheless, Miami is very vulnerable as is all of Florida due to our tourism. We have over 100 million tourist a year in Florida, and tourism could come to a halt if Florida starts to get many confirmed cases. Lets hope for the best.

Anonymous

No, the idiot literally said it will go away when it gets warm. Look it up.

Anonymous

I was going to write the same thing, thanks for beating me to it. He really is an idiot. Anyone but Trump 2020.

Anonymous

You mean like a geriatric communist who thinks terrorist attacks are caused by global warming? Get out.

Anonymous

Yes! Absolutely! I will take Bernie Karl Marx, Mini Mike, Pocahontas, Crazy Joe, and the High School gay kid before your disgusting Java the Hut big baby. What else you got?

Anonymous

then you’re just a dummy, lol.

Danny

You’re right, he said it should be active similar to the flu, not go away.

Anonymous

He (Trump) doesn’t know what the F–K he is talking about! Probably the coronavirus will take him down for good!

Anonymous

Agreed

Sshhhhh

One thing is to not like the president, but to wish him or anyone harm … that’s not right. Quite… wrong…

Anonymous

Take him down politically, not illness, and that is a good thing. We need to get rid of this clown before he destroy this country!

caspmct

I think it’s justifiable to harm someone in self defense. I think one could make a case for it.

Anonymous

Why haven’t the moderators taken this comment down? Your racism is showing…. typical liberal hypocrisy.

Mary

Oh be quiet the Dow went down 1,200 points today under your dumb president

Anonymous

Do you still believe the President after more than 30,000 lies since 2015??!!!

anoymous

LOCK HIM UP!

Anonymous

only a moron believes the “30,000 lies” idiocy, lol.

Anonymous

#TRUMPZOMBIE

Anonymous

#MORONTRUMPZOMBIE

Anonymous

Pence said, “all people outside marriage should stop fornocating” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Anonymous

LOCKDOWN!!

Anonymous

Lol at acting like transit is the only place to come in contact with germs. Idk about you, but plenty of parents send their sick kids to school and spread all of those germs around regardless if they took a car or a train to work. Happens every year. Kids get sick, get their parents sick, both go to work and school and get others sick.

Anonymous

Correction worst week in the stock market since fall 2008 during the end of the Bush Presidency. I know I lived in Manhattan during that time. And during NO presidency has it ever fallen 1,100 like it did right now. For Gods sake get your information straight. You just look uneducated and bias.

Anonymous

The financial crisis of 2008.

Anonymous

>The financial crisis of 2008.

Anonymous

Thank You, 2008!!!!!!!!! During Bush do some research before writing an article.

Anonymous

Market fell in 08 when Obama started to win the nomination when nominated it started to crash! FACT

Anonymous

If Singapore has it, Miami will have it too.

Anonymous

Thailand is most likely under reporting, Indonesia is in complete denial. Singapore is the most transparent and best prepared and as of today they have 90+ cases. Not sure the warm weather theory is a valid one.

Anonymous

>Many Miami residents spend much of their time in indoor, air conditioned environments

Exactly.

Anonymous

Most Miamians spend less time indoors then people in other parts of the country do.

Anonymous

True, just the whole summer

Anonymous

July-August is often plenty hot in NYC, DC, Chicago–hot enough to keep people huddled around the AC. Most the rest of the year they spend huddled around heat vents, radiators, and fireplaces.

Anonymous

Lol just February to December inside in the air conditioning.

Anonymous

Ok let’s see if that does you any good.

Anonymous

President trump is an expert in everything so trust all will be ok

Anonymous

The TDS in this thread is far worse than the threat of coronavirus.

Isabel

Have you guy seen the amount of properties for sale that came online on MLS in the last few days??? absolutely incredible, as if repeat of 2008 is coming again..

Lali

Number in price reduced category is even more telling of whats coming.

Anonymous

Damn communists. We love our president.

Anonymous

Good thing Wynwood’s crazy is getting broken up. Phew, that would have been a hotspot for this.

....but you can call me Mike

The Stable Genius said that by April the virus will be gone for the warm weather. It’s already April in Miami compared to the any other place in north-east or northern Italy so we have nothing to worry about.

Anonymous

Ok Mini Mike.

trump.reality

Trump indirectly has probably done more for Florida than anyone else, these people moving from the North are our only “hope”, kind of like that MOtwani guy and worldcenter, local govt is what it is and its not going to change, we all know that, we need new blood in the city and that is what we are getting right now.

Anonymous

I know the president’s witch doctor, paula white, lives nearby, so maybe if you grab her where trump likes to grab his women – its warm/humid and possibly spiritual there – so that might protect you if your worried?

Anonymous

Dow just dropped by the lowest points in HISTORY = -1200 points. Good Job Trump!

Anonymous

yeah ok. Thanks to Trump stopping flights from China 2 months ago, we only have 60 cases out of 330 million people. But yeah, Trump. Sigh.

Rosita Fornes

#TRUMPZOMBIE

Brickell90

What does that have to do with trump? The bubble is Obamas to begin with

Anonymous

Are they going to cancel Ultra?

Anonymous

It’s being replaced with VP Pence’s largest ever worldwide prayer-a-thon to fight the coronavirus with biblical science.

Anonymous

Are you dumb or just trying to be funny?

Anonymous

hear they’re going to pass out holy water instead of the usual Ultra LSD at pence’s intercession against coronavirus – in the spirt of Alice Auma Lakwena’s holy spirit movement – water blessed and prepared with the holy juices prepared by paula white – once ingested will protect the recipients from this demonic virus – funny?

Anonymous

Reality Check – So far this season in the US alone there have been 29 million Flu cases, out of which around 280,000 have been hospitalized and close to 16,000 people have died from it. One of them a 33 year old man who was the son of my supervisor. The coronavirus is no where near in the same level. However, it is a great tool to spread Xenophobia all around the planet. If you live here you are much more likely to get the flu because it is airborne, so go and get your flu shot, don’t take any chances.

Anonymous

Corona virus is 20 times more deadly than the flu. Flu is .2% and the corona is 2-3% lethal. If it spreads like most experts think in mass numbers, it still something to take seriously.

Anonymous

Not only that, but the flu is contained through inoculation. There is no vaccination yet and hence a possibile pandemic from not being able to contain the epidemic. The guy who wrote the “Reality Check” is a Dufas who lives out of reality being stoned.

Anonymous

Get your facts straight. This year has been classified as one of the worse Flu seasons in recent history, with 2 strands affecting thousands of people. 16,000 people have died from it. I hardly call that being “contained” and this happens every year. Your cavalier attitude about the flu and trying to sensationalize the Coronavirus that has killed 2,876 world wide and no one in the US is just sad. You try telling the 16,000 families who have lost a loved one just this year that what killed them is being contained.

Anonymous

Both viruses are mutually exclusive. You were the one who started to use one to devalue another. No one is devaluing any life, but you. The fact is that coronavirus has no vaccination yet, spreads, and there are any unknowns and should be taken seriously. Quite sad indeed.

Anonymous

Lol, corona just started its rampage. Not only it’s more deadly than the flu ( if government tells you it has 2 pct mortality, then it’s wise to assume triple of that), but it’s also more contagious. This thing will shake the world to its foundations.