HealthDay Reports: Don't Count on Warmer Weather to Curb COVID-19
The new findings are in stark contrast to the assumptions made earlier in the year that claimed the virus might go away by April as temperatures rise.
THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a report out of China are dampening hopes that -- as happens with colds and the flu -- COVID-19 might begin to fade with hotter weather.
"Given that countries currently in 'summer' climates, such as Australia and Iran, are experiencing rapid virus spread, a decrease in cases with increases in humidity and temperature elsewhere should not be assumed," according to experts at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
And a new study conducted between early January and early March in 224 coronavirus-endemic cities across China supports that notion. It found that coronavirus transmission did not seem to change with fluctuations in daily temperature or humidity.