In reply to: Where draughts are truly dangerous - Telegraph
In Romania, the greatest threat to life today is not poverty, climate change or al-Qa’eda. It’s moving air. Fans, air conditioning and open windows are not - as I had thought - useful mechanisms to generate a nice breeze, or give a little respite as summer temperatures climb to around 40 degrees. They are weapons of mass destruction.
It turned out that “cur-rent”, or the draught that circulates when two windows are open, is blamed in Romania for almost every ill one can think of. Toothache, headache, cold, flu, meningitis, paralysis, even death - all are apparently the result of moving air. This was solemnly confirmed to me by Vasile’s mum, who has just retired from a 30-year career as a nurse.