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Every disease has a season to grow. Similarly, flu and colds have winters to make a ground. COVID-19 is just a very worse version of cold and flu. The seasonal flu tends to dissipate during the summer, leading some to hope the coronavirus will do the same. Many researchers explain why transmission of some illnesses lowers with warmer temperatures. Even if it slows down in summer, we need to be very careful about our precautionary measures.
Can We Expect To See A Downfall In COVID-19 Cases This Summer?
Based on various estimates related to other diseases such as flu, it is evident that summers do not stop the growth of these viruses. Summer is not going to bring transmission to a level where the number of cases shrinks. It is said that the cases will just only grow more slowly.
Countries like Australia Asian countries that experience warmer weather clearly indicate that it does not stop the transmission or growth of the virus. Keeping the viruses under control, it was only manageable to decrease the daily affected cases but with intense control measures.
Researchers are yet to identify whether coronaviruses is capable of transmitting in hotter, humid climates or not.
What Does The New Studies Say?
There are many studies supporting the fact that viruses related to coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, didn’t spread as efficiently in warmer and more humid regions of the world as it did in colder areas. According to an article published in the journal Social Science Research Network, is still under review. Once we’re able to approach it, it’ll give us a clear picture of what we might expect in the warmer months.
The countries having an average temperature above 18 C and a lot of humidity, reported lesser COVID cases by 6%. These studies and cases are not in any way a confirmation that COVID-19 is fading away in summers. If we start experiencing fewer cases we still have to be very careful about social distancing. When summer rolls around, social distancing will be obsolete and people will once again pack into malls and gatherings. Avoid doing that!
What Supports This Study?
Some early research, most of them still in review, quotes that higher temperatures and humidity are somehow correlated with a lower rate of COVID-19’s spread.
An analysis posted online on Mar. 19, found that the spread of coronavirus had most frequently seen in the areas with colder temperatures falling between about 37° and 63° F.
Why Cold And Flu Decrease In The Summers?
The common cold is mostly seen and experienced in winter and spring. Influenza and other flu activities are usually seen peaking between December and February. Do not leave your houses and prefer talking to a doctor through online consultation.
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