As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide many people have wondered whether warmer weather will slow it down. People often refer to the seasonality of the flu virus, which is transmitted much more easily in winters, in dry and cold conditions. Flu cases tend to drop when humidity levels rise in spring and summer. Yet, the COVID-19 virus is not the same as the flu. One reason is that the pool of people who can be infected is much larger in this pandemic. So seasonality likely won’t have as much of an impact until more people develop immunity to it. For now physical distancing will have a much more efficient impact on slowing the virus.
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Will Warm Weather Stop COVID-19?
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