A new study says it's unlikely that disease transmission will slow dramatically in the summer months from the increase in temperature alone.
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- So many questions remain unanswered about COVID-19, including whether the pandemic coronavirus will wane with warmer weather, like some other respiratory viruses.
In search of an answer, researchers at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., studied the effects of temperature, precipitation and sunlight (UV index) on the number of COVID-19 cases across the United States during the spring.
The investigators found that the rate of infections declined as temperatures warmed up to 52 degrees Fahrenheit. But reductions beyond that temperature threshold were modest.