We live in a world where viruses are spreading like wild animals.
That’s why we’ve been told to stay inside and keep our windows closed.
The truth is that viruses are everywhere.
As a result, pets are in danger.
article We’ve been warned to stay outside and keep windows closed, and we’ve not been, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
The team behind the study found that people with asthma were more likely to contract the virus, but only when their windows were open.
And even if the windows were closed, they were still at risk.
“We’re at risk of getting infected, whether it’s from our own house or someone else’s,” said lead author Dr. Mark Trew, of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Immunology and Parasitology.
“I think it’s fair to say we’ve had a lot of scaremongering about the dangers of people staying inside when their asthma is improving.”
The researchers looked at data from over 4,000 people with chronic bronchitis, a common respiratory condition that can lead to severe asthma attacks and chronic cough.
Those with asthma had a 3.3-fold higher rate of infection with the coronavirus (the coronaviruses that cause COVID-19) compared to those with no asthma.
People with COPD were also more likely than those without asthma to contract COVID than those with COPS, even after controlling for a variety of other factors.
The researchers also found that, on average, people who lived in homes that were less than 5 years old had more than two times the risk of infection.
That, combined with the fact that people living in homes with air conditioning were more at risk, is why it’s important to be proactive about preventing your home from becoming a breeding ground for COVID.
You should also take precautions to keep your windows closed if you’re staying outside in cold weather.
Read the full study here.