“Although, it has not been clearly determined as to the effect that extreme warmth will have on the virus, it is assumed that it will deter its ferocity. Our hot summer coupled with our unique economy compel us to be at the forefront of America’s ‘reopening.’ We are certainly looking forward to having our desert heat provide that substantiation.
“Las Vegans are smart and courageous. We need to act first and we will. What I ask is that our brothers and sisters throughout America, the governments in both Carson City and Washington, D.C. and our healthy and vibrant free press show us both love and support as we, judiciously, reopen America’s city for the wellbeing of us all.” – Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
CBS News reports:
Her argument that heat will help stop the spread of coronavirus comes a day after officials at the White House coronavirus task force briefing presented the results of a study that showed the virus deteriorates more quickly when subjected to higher temperatures and humidity. However, the finding quickly drew skepticism from other experts on social media and cable television given outbreaks in a number of places with warm climates, such as Singapore and Brazil.
My statement on safely reopening Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/3nDKzco0HO
— Carolyn G. Goodman (@mayoroflasvegas) April 24, 2020
The fact that you assume the heat will kill the virus (despite no evidence!) just illustrates yet again that you are a cuckoo bird
— Kelly (@Kelephant78) April 24, 2020
Please understand the only thing you can do to help Las Vegas after the damage you caused during your appearance on CNN is immediate resignation. That’s the only thing people could see from your actions to make them feel Las Vegas will a safe place to visit.
— Beau Mccoy (@BeauMcCoy) April 24, 2020
Mayor you have lost all credibility. Do not try to tie all of the citizens of Las Vegas with your outlandish beliefs. The vast majority of us don’t agree with you and the ones that do also believe that injecting disinfectant will cure this too.
— William Black (@DBlack702) April 24, 2020
Las Vegas literally has a Karen for a mayor who wants to sacrifice the citizens in favor of profits to the Mob. Do you honestly believe doing anything but resigning in disgrace will do anything for your popularity?
— DoomTrain (@DoomTrainPhD) April 24, 2020