Can snow go out? Experts: snow and viruses are complex. Dont go out

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 Can snow go out? Experts: snow and viruses are complex. Dont go out


Beijing News on February 2, Beijing ushered in the first snow of the year of the rat. Some citizens happily went out to enjoy the snow. Can snow kill the virus? Can it finally go out to play? The reporter of Beijing News connected two experts from Beijing Ditan hospital and Beijing Chaoyang Hospital. According to the experts, the relationship between weather and epidemic situation is very complex. It still takes time to understand the new coronavirus, and the public should not rush to go out.

Wang linghang, director of the emergency department of infectious diseases of Ditan hospital in Beijing, believes that the publics understanding of the epidemic should not be changed due to changes in the weather. Taking influenza as an example, its cold in winter and spring, but its the active period of influenza virus, and the new coronavirus is a new mutated virus, under what conditions can it be killed, the current understanding is still not mature enough, and the research on it needs time to deepen.

Zhang Liming, chief physician of respiratory and critical care department of Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing, believes that blind optimism can not be caused by low temperature. Its not cold that kills the virus. Some laboratory virus specimens are preserved in low temperature environment, some of them can survive for a long time. The change of weather brings a psychological signal, which makes people yearn for epidemic control, but at present, we should still stay at home and reduce the concentration. If we go out for parties and snowfights, the risk of respiratory transmission will increase, which is not conducive to self-protection and epidemic control. Wang linghang said.

Zhang Liming reminded the public not to go out as much as possible at the critical time of reducing the further spread of the virus. In addition to respiratory tract transmission, the virus may also be transmitted through contact. In public areas, if you touch objects attached to the virus, and then touch your eyes and nose, you may also be infected. If you want to go out, remember to wear masks, wash hands frequently, and do a good job of self-protection.

On February 2, the first snow in the year of the rat, the Forbidden City was white with thin snow.

On February 2, Wanchunting in Jingshan was closed and people could only reach the platform.

Jingshan Park, citizens shoot snow lights.

On February 2, hippos wore masks in the childrens amusement facilities in tiangongyuan, Daxing District. Beijing News reporter Li Kaixiang, Yin Yafei, Dai Xuan, photo editor, Zhang Ying, proofreader, Zhai Yongjun, source: Beijing News Editor in charge: Wang Fengzhi, nt2541

On February 2, hippos wore masks in the childrens amusement facilities in tiangongyuan, Daxing District.

Photo Report by Li Kaixiang, Yin Yafei and Dai Xuan from Beijing News

Editor Zhang Ying proofreader Zhai Yongjun