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This too...can not be explained:

  1. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    How come when you go to a hospital...they like to keep the rooms frigid to keep germs from spreading....however...as soon as it starts getting cold outside...everyone starts getting sick from germs that are being spread around...this is a mystery to me?

  2. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    Yes, how?

    (well, that's all I can say)

  3. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I read that it's because people spend a lot more time inside, close to others.

    1. wyanjen profile image80
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've also heard that schools are to blame.
      All the kids go to one building, then they each go back home carrying along whichever flu is making the rounds.

  4. Wayne Orvisburg profile image76
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    Plus, your hands get soo dry from washing them when it's cold. So, why bother?

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I have spent many days in hospital, many. Most of the time I was warm, but it is always freezing in the OR. But they do cover one up pretty well. It is no good place for rest and is filled with germs and I for one do not understand why they don't utilize copper, it will not, can not sustain bacteria. They need to use it for all door knobs and such.

  6. dyonder profile image79
    dyonderposted 7 years ago

    Many viruses are much more durable than bacteria - they don't all suffer from the temperature zoning of 40 - 140 degrees (if memory serves me correctly - this sieve of a brain pan doesn't always work).

  7. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Germs can be easily spread from one person to another. I find hospitals in Canada are hot tongue air filters do not always exchange air at room temp either.

  8. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Used to be (30 years ago) that certain areas of the hospital were kept cool because of the machines.  Likewise, some areas might have seemed warm because of the machines.  Blame it on the machines either way smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Same with large factories as well.

  10. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Obviously our understanding of illnesses causes and spreading is far from perfect. There is much more to it then just germs and viruses smile