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A university professor’s response to tackling coronavirus has gone viral (no pun intended) for all the wrong reasons.
Student Emily Perez (@Lou16em) took to Twitter yesterday (10 March) to share the story about a peculiar burning smell in class.
My professor just told me that if we get a whiff of smoke it’s because another professor put the papers he was grad… https://t.co/RRMWuK9xOB — emily perez (@emily perez)
At the time of writing, the tweet has more than 150,000 likes and more than 15,000 retweets, not to mention a whole host of comments.
@Lou16em @spark_show Someone pays this person to educate them 😂🤣😆 — Death.By (@Death.By)
@Lou16em @michelledion Clearly SOMEONE did not pay attention to the fire safety training! @B_R_Early — Julie Novkov (@Julie Novkov)
@Lou16em Professor of what? I'm thinking nothing to do with science, engineering or medicine — Dan Sideen (@Dan Sideen)
@Lou16em I just do this 👇 https://t.co/o31ECTeybK — Dr Mark D'Arcy (@Dr Mark D'Arcy)
While some took the time to argue for digital submissions of papers.
@Lou16em @katiebakes Digital submission would seem to be the easiest first step....why are we submitting things on… https://t.co/eXO0elRXLh — Homebound Dev (@Homebound Dev)
@Lou16em As a professor, I thank you for this post. This just made my day. Also, for years I have stopped asking fo… https://t.co/883Za6RUSd — Tapoja Chaudhuri (@Tapoja Chaudhuri)
Professor Sally Bloomfield at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, stressed:
To actively kill the virus, you need temperatures of around 60 degrees [Celsius].
She also said it’s not yet known how hot weather affects coronavirus.
It comes about after a Chinese woman tried to microwave £300 worth of bank notes to get rid of any traces of the virus.
The notes began to turn black and burn after less than a minute.