I posted above to the wrong thread (it's what can happen when several similar "Covid" threads are running). should have been posted to the "A cold night ride ..." thread but I'm not going to duplicate/re-post as it's hardly "important information".Jdsk wrote: ↑26 Apr 2022, 12:00pmIt sure is.Psamathe wrote: ↑26 Apr 2022, 11:54am Likely an "Old Wives Tale" but when I was younger I was told that the reason people catch Upper Respiratory Infections in winter is when you go out in cold air the blood circulation in your sinuses/nose changes making it easier for bugs to get into your body. Not wearing a coat was nothing to do with the explanation.
Like I say, probably just an "Old Wives Tale" and I certainly can't quote any authoritative sources (no doubt Mums Net would provide pages of confirmation - which would "say it all!!!). Not trying to spread medical misinformation.
It's interesting how some quite plausible yet baseless theories can gain so much traction. Like the losing <large number>% of body heat through your scalp and hence the importance of wearing a beanie.