Rolling Stone Magazine Lies About COVID-19 and Climate Change

Rolling Stone magazine recently put out an article claiming climate change ushered in the era of COVID. This is absolutely not the case. Common sense tells you that diseases like the common cold, flu, and COVID-19 are worse during dry winter months. The second spike of COVID even occurred during the winter!

Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is the Digital Media Manager at The Heartland Institute and the host of Climate Realism videos.

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    • That expectation would hold true if the only variable was temperature. However, we do not need to analyze the data since we have a long history of evidence supporting the fact that cold, dry weather increases the incidence of viral infesction. That’s why we (in the northern hemisphere) call Nov-Mar “cold and flu season”. Therefore, his statement, not assumption, is indeed correct.

    • Not the case necessarily. In Florida, there was a large “second wave” due to a serious heat wave in the summer which drove people inside –> analogous to wintering up north. Seemed counterintuitive at the time, but living here in FL, it became very clear that behavior had changed.


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