Rehana Rahman, Daily US Times: Will Warmer Weather Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus? There is a concept among many that coronavirus COVID-19 infection can be reduced by the heat.
But the very solid foundation behind this idea or concept cannot be said. Because the virus has already spread to almost every part of the world.
It is not yet certain whether the coronavirus COVID-19 is a seasonal illness. No scientific basis for this has been found so far.
To get a real picture of this, one must monitor the coronavirus infection throughout the year in a particular location/area.
But looking at how the virus spreads in different climates all over the world can give some ideas. Already, some data suggest that the cold and dry areas are the most infected.
Scientific advisers to the UK government have warned that it is unclear whether the virus has a seasonal effect. If there is any effect, they think that the rate of colds and flu will decrease.
A study found that the average temperature was lower than in countries where there was a community infection (where the source of infection is not known), as of March 8, in countries where there was less infection.
Infection rate lower in areas where the temperature was high
Another study was done on a hundred cities in China. In these cities, more than 40 COVID-19 patients have been identified. In those studies, the infection rate was even lower in areas where temperature and humidity were high.
Another study says that although the virus will be found worldwide, the prevalence of “relatively cold and dry places” is more prevalent. That was the case until at least March 25th.
But a group of the researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine says the virus has now spread to every region of the World Health Organization “in all kinds of weather, cold-hot, dry or moist everywhere.”
Many other viruses, such as flu, have a seasonal pattern or genre in the northern and southern hemispheres of the world. However, the pattern of these viruses is different in tropical areas near the Equator.
However, there are some hot and humid regions where coronavirus infection has occurred locally, such as Malaysia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, both of which are near the Equator.
As a result, no one can be sure of exactly what the type of COVID-19 will look like elsewhere in the world.
However, in the two southern hemisphere countries, Australia and New Zealand, where the first infection was detected at the end of the summer, there were fewer infections than many in the northern hemisphere.
Which weather is better for the coronavirus?
Also, the coronavirus COVID-19 infection rate depends on some other factors. For example, how many people are in an area, the population density there, awareness, etc.
As the virus is spreading gradually from one country to another, primarily because of the movement of people, as well as the season has changed, it is difficult to pinpoint the impact of the weather on the virus.
University College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine say there is some evidence that except COVID-19 other coronaviruses COVID-19 usually spread in the winter.
In a study conducted on about two thousand people, they found that coronavirus COVID-19 had more infections during the winter, the flu season. The rate of infection is low during the summer.
Ellen Fragazi, a professor at University College London, was involved in the study. He says, “Maybe by the summer the incidence will decrease somewhat.” However, it is not certain how exactly this new coronavirus COVID-19 will behave at that time.
So many people around the world have been infected that it will not be right to expect too much that heat will reduce its incidence.
Is this virus-like another coronavirus?
SARS-CoV-2 is an appropriate name for the new coronavirus. The cause of this is COVID-19 disease. Like other coronaviruses, it spreads.
However, there is a difference between the type of illness and the number of deaths from it. Michael Head, University of Southampton said, the impact of the novel coronavirus is different from other coronaviruses.
“The number of COVID-19 patients changes with the change in the climate such as temperature and humidity or whether it is still a matter of observation,” he said.
When will the virus end?
Any virus is ever-changing, but the changes in their genetic code make no significant difference.
As a general rule, it expects that viruses to develop as less severe in the long run. That is, as the days go by, its effects continue to weaken. However, this is not definitive information.
The concern is that if the virus is changed, the immune system can no longer prevent it, and a specific vaccine or antidote will no longer work (as is the case with the flu).
Coronavirus Spread Self-Sustaining, Won’t Stop With Warmer Weather: CFR
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