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COVID-19 Cases Drop in Warm Weather, But Not Much

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — So numerous concerns stay unanswered about COVID-19, together with irrespective of whether the pandemic coronavirus will wane with hotter weather conditions, like some other respiratory viruses.

In lookup of an solution, scientists at Mount Auburn Healthcare facility in Cambridge, Mass., examined the consequences of temperature, precipitation and sunlight (UV index) on the range of COVID-19 scenarios throughout the United States during the spring.

The investigators discovered that the amount of infections declined as temperatures warmed up to fifty two degrees Fahrenheit. But reductions beyond that temperature threshold ended up modest.

A higher UV index also slowed new scenarios, but the result was modest, and rain appeared to have no result, the examine discovered.

“Although the amount of virus transmission might sluggish down as the optimum daily temperature rises to all around 50 degrees, the consequences of temperature rise beyond that don’t seem to be sizeable,” claimed very first writer Dr. Shiv Sehra, director of Mount Auburn’s internal drugs residency method.

“Dependent on our investigation, the modest association implies that it is not likely that condition transmission will sluggish significantly in the summertime months from the raise in temperature by itself,” he additional in a hospital news launch.

Sehra’s team claimed viewing the fewest new scenarios on days when the temperature topped 50 degrees F 5 days previously. The optimum rates of infection ended up claimed when temperatures dropped underneath thirty degrees F.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Command and Avoidance predicts that the pandemic might get worse in the slide and winter as temperatures fall. “Our success are in line with people predictions,” Sehra claimed.

The report was posted on the internet Could thirty in the journal Medical Infectious Diseases.

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Source: Mount Auburn Healthcare facility, news launch, June one, 2020



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