Research has shown that hot, warm and humid places can actually help slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Though some experts have said that it isn’t enough.
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Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a new kind of study wherein it was found that 90% of COVID-19 conveyance has occurred in some parts with a temperature from 37 to 64 degrees. It was also stated in their study that the virus can and will continue to spread in areas that exceed that range of temperature but most likely at a slower rate.
The researchers then wrote, “We hypothesize that the lower number of cases in tropical countries might be due to warm humid conditions, under which the spread of the virus might be slower as has been observed for other viruses.”
According to the same study, states in the north where the weather has been cooler have higher rates in growth compared to the south where it has been getting warmer These include New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona where the COVID-19 has been spreading a lot slower and is limited to these areas.
Researchers and scientists, despite the studies, still advise the public to be cautious as the novel coronavirus may still spread in hot areas and that safety measures will still continue to be implemented around the world.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted on their website that everyone still has a lot to learn about the severity and the transmissibility of the COVID-19 and they all still continue to work on this.
According to the Washington Post, there has been a lot of proof and evidence that early studies have shown that there are statistical ties between humidity and temperature in various areas that the various have prospered.
All of these studies and research have pointed in only one direction: the COVID-19 pandemic could slow down in some parts of Europe and North America during the summer season and will come wreaking havoc once again on the fall.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases or NIAID director, Anthony S. Fauci, has said on a press briefing that there is a possibility that season cycles to the coronavirus pandemic will occur.
He has also said that the reason he stated this is because what they have been starting to see in places like southern Africa, southern Hemisphere countries, is that there are cases that pop up as these areas welcome the winter season. In fact, they have a consequential outbreak that has been happening and that could be expected.
Some other research has been granted from the National Science Foundation, which has been hunting down and examines the reasons for how the virus behaves in different kinds of weather.
Scientists are now hoping to have more information about the behavioral conditions of the COVID-19 in the months to come.
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