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When it was winter, you probably spent your recess indoors. After all, spending time outside in the cold or rain will make you sick, right? Wrong. In fact, theories claim that people don’t get sick more often in winter not because of the cold, but because they spend more time indoors in close quarters, where germs are more likely to spread from person to person. If your roommate, spouse or child is sick, you’re probably better off venturing into the snow than sitting next to them on the couch. Thinking otherwise is a common cold and flu myth you should stop believing.