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Teaching Will Going Out in the Cold Give You a Cold?

Will Going Out in the Cold Give You a Cold?

Many of us have heard: “Don’t go outside without a coat; you’ll catch a cold.” That’s not exactly true. As with many things, the reality is more complicated. Here’s the distinction: Being cold isn’t why you catch a cold. But it is true that cold weather makes it easier to catch a cold or the flu. It is still too early to tell how weather impacts the COVID-19 virus, but scientists are starting to think it behaves differently than cold and flu viruses.

Libby Richards, Associate Professor of Nursing, Purdue University
The Conversation


Does cold weather make it more likely for someone to get sick?


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