Cold and Flu

The article “Snow, cold, influenza and colds-Temperature and infectious Disease” is about seasonal pathogens seem to be seasonal while others are not. The article speculates that the reason many more people become ill during the winter months is that it is colder outside so people tend to stay inside. By staying inside we are in closer contact with people and germs are spread more easily. I found it interesting that the author of this article talks about many possibilities as opposed to favoring one. Scientists may also find this article interesting as it goes though many different explanations of why people tend t get sicker in the winter. Psychologists may also find this interesting as the author talks about the behavioral approach and how it relates to the theories of scientists.


I will be doing a volunteer placement in order to gain experience in the medial field. I hope to arrange to do with a nursing home. Volunteering at a nursing home has a lot of appeal to me because I want to become a nurse. As I have stated before I have previously volunteered at a nursing home and enjoyed I a lot. The most challenging part about finding a placement at this point is that the people at the establishments I have applied for are not calling me back. I am hoping to gain experience in the nursing field by doing my volunteer placement at a nursing home because I would be able to interact and help patients.