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Trump initiated the reopening of the USA. USA Even when MIT researchers say the virus doesn’t thrive as much in hot, humid climates

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WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump appears determined to reopen America for business at the end of the 15-day shutdown period on March 30 despite a warning from the World Health Organization that the United States could become the new epicenter of the coronavirus after “very large acceleration”. “in infections.

The United States now accounts for 40 percent of the 85 percent that comes from Europe and America, WHO officials said Monday, even as a surprising new document from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) indicated that the coronavirus may be less lethal in hot conditions and humid regions and countries of the world. That, and the demographic profile of the developed western world, could explain why there has been a faster spread of the virus and greater deaths in Europe and America than in Asia.

The MIT article, conducted by two researchers of Indian and Pakistani origin, found that 90 percent of coronavirus transmissions have occurred within a specific temperature (37 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit, approximately between 3 ° C and 17 ° C). ) and an absolute humidity range. For areas outside this zone, the virus is still spreading, but more slowly. This could also mean that the virus could disappear in the summer and return in the winter.

“Our results indicate that 90% of the 2019-nCoV transmissions up to March 22, 2020 have occurred in regions with temperatures between 3 and 17 degrees C and absolute humidity between 4 and 9 g / m3. The total number of cases in countries with average January “In early March, the temperature> 18 ° C and absolute humidity> 9 g / m3 is less than 6%,” researchers Qasim Bukhari and Yusuf Jameel, who studied in Karachi and Kolkata, respectively, before going to the US The document has not been peer-reviewed, but was released publicly given the urgency of the situation to allow access for other researchers and policymakers.

The preliminary finding could also explain why the pandemic has not spread as much in Southeast Asian countries as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, despite its physical proximity and traffic from China. Within the United States, overly warm southern states, such as Texas and Florida, do not exhibit the same growth rates as in the northern states, such as New York and Washington.

The document provides a ray of hope for India, which is largely a warm country and where winter is fading.

Meanwhile, the U.S. shutdown is almost certain to end, or at least be adjusted, to reopen parts of the country and the economy on March 30, following President Trump’s determination that a full shutdown is detrimental to the economical and demoralizing for people.

“Our people want to go back to work. They will practice social distancing and everything else, and older people will be guarded in a protective and loving way. We can do two things together. THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM”, Trump said Tuesday, even as many members of the medical and healthcare community and critics warned against loosening the restriction as the WHO now says the United States could be the new epicenter.

Many critics distorted the president by worrying more about money and the economy than lives, but Trump and some of his supporters argue that shutting down the economy will be even more deadly and cost even more lives in the long term. Reopening the country and the economy and instituting social distancing measures and medical care, including isolating the infected and vulnerable population, can go hand in hand.

Trump is projecting this perspective even as a Republican politician in Texas who supports his movement to reopen the United States for business shocked the nation by arguing that older people would rather die of coronaviruses than see the country’s economy go bankrupt for their grandchildren.

“Let’s go back to work. Let’s go back to life. Let’s be smart about it. And those of us in our 70s will take care of ourselves. But let’s not sacrifice the country,” said Texas Governor L. Dan. Patrick, 69, said in a television interview, echoing Trump’s argument that “our country was not built to be closed.”

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