COVID-19: Science Is Showing Trump’s Early Predictions About The Effects Of Heat And Humidity On The Virus Were Right

Posted 5.08.2020 by Steeve Strange

Democrats have been quick to jump all over President Trump, no matter what he has to say or when he says it. The COVID-19 crisis and the president’s decisions along the way are no different. When the President moved forward in January and closed off incoming flights from China, Democrats labeled him a racist. Later they double-backed and said he should have done more sooner to “stop the spread” of COVID-19.

President Trump also followed closely along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and its monitoring of COVID-19. In fact, President Trump often acted before WHO, as they didn’t declare the virus a global pandemic until March 11. By this time, the United States had already shut down almost all international travel and had started implementing different methods of “slowing the spread” of the virus.

Of course, Democrats were not satisfied and said Trump had done too little, too late. Due to the lack of foresight on WHO’s behalf, the president later declared the United States would stop funding the organization, as it “failed in its basic duty” in response to the global outbreak.

Democrats, predictably, lambasted President Trump for this. Essentially they are blaming the president for acting before the WHO, and at the same time are upset that he’s no longer funding an organization that was slow to react. This trend has continued with Democrats blaming Trump regardless of what his decisions have been, even though he’s often been correct in his predictions.

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Early on, President Trump stated that while little was known about the virus, he believed the disease would act similar to the flu and die out during the hot and humid months. Now, as the months are growing warmer, the number of those being infected and dying from the virus has started to decline.

The combination of heat and humidity not only helps kill off the coronavirus but makes it difficult to travel in the air. When the temperature is cool and the humidity is low, viruses can travel further in the air. However, high humidity levels make it difficult for the virus to travel as the cells of the virus will essentially bounce into walls of moisture in the air. Add in the warmer temperatures, which kill off the virus, and virus number should plunge.

Whether or not COVID-19 proves itself to be a seasonal virus, most viruses cannot survive in warmer temperatures. With the summer right around the corner, Trump has predicted we will see a drop in COVID-19 positive cases and considering his current record, he’s probably right about this too.

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“The one thing that the pandemic has taught us is that I was right,” President Trump told the New York Post. “You know, I had people say, ‘No, no, it’s good. You keep — you do this and that.’ Now those people are really agreeing with me. And that includes medicine and other things, you know.”

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President Trump has remained optimistic throughout the pandemic and has pointed out possible treatment options during his daily press briefings like hydroxychloroquine or UV treatments – both of which have proven to show promising early results.

On Monday, the president continued to express his optimism, posting an inspiring tweet that read: “And then came a Plague, a great and powerful Plague, and the World was never to be the same again! But America rose from this death and destruction, always remembering its many lost souls, and the lost souls all over the World, and became greater than ever before!”

Trump seems to have made the right decision in no longer following the WHO’s ever-changing guidelines and pulling their funding. Hopefully he will continue by dismissing the rest of the Coronavirus Task Force, who have proven to have personal incentives that benefit private companies like the CDC and the taxpayer funded NIH and NIAID.

One thing is for certain, President Trump will keep Americans first and remain positive along the way.

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Steeve Strange is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Scoop. Follow Steeve on Twitter @TheScoopSteeve, on Instagram @TheScoopSteeve, and on Facebook @TheScoopSteeve.


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