Aaron Carroll of Healthcare Triage debunks many of the common myths about catching a cold that many have mistaken as fact. Some of the myths include the ideas that weather, temperature, going outside with a wet head, and drinking alcohol will cause a cold. Using a very direct, plain language style, Aaron cites studies that he admits are old and somewhat disgusting, but valid nonetheless.
Yeah the older studies are older, but they’re exactly how you’d design a trial if you want to test this hypothesis. Look, I don’t know who’d volunteer to have mucous put in their nose, but they went ahead and did it. Let’s take their work and accept it.