There is no stopping it; the cold weather is close and starting to settle in and make itself at home. As I’ve grown accustomed to all weather conditions (I’m an Oiler, c’mon), I’m always ready for Findlay’s weather!
Here’s a fun fact: minus 40 degrees is the same regardless of the scale you use. Yep, 40 below is 40 below in both Celsius and Fahrenheit!
Beginning in late August or early September, the common cold increases slowly and remains high until March or April before it declines. That’s eight months of high-risk sick-season! The seasonal change to cold weather prompts everyone to stay indoors, which increases the chances that viruses will spread from person to person. Wish you had signed up for that intermural so you could leave your room now, huh?
The common cold-causing viruses survive better when humidity is low, meaning the colder months of the year (right now). All of the following increase your chances for getting sick: