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Video: Summer Is Unlikely To Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus
Summer is unlikely to stop the spread of coronavirus
Several studies have shown that the spread of the coronavirus slows down in warm weather and high humidity. But experts say it is frivolous to count on warming in the fight against COVID-19.
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Scientific evidence does not suggest that summer weather will interfere with the spread of the new coronavirus. In the fight against a pandemic, it's best to rely on yourself. This conclusion was made by a group of experts from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in an open report to the White House.
Scientists have analyzed all existing data on factors that affect the activity and intensity of the spread of coronavirus. Research shows that the pandemic could decline thanks to social distancing and other control measures. But heat and humidity are not yet reliable allies in the fight against this infection.
“Based on today's data, we believe that the pandemic will most likely not subside in the summer, we must be careful not to rely on our strategy if the warmth will help us,” Kristian Andersen, an immunologist at Research Institute. Scripps, report co-author.
Andersen added that even if there is a decline in the pandemic at the beginning of summer, it must be borne in mind that the decline in incidence could not have occurred due to warming, but thanks to measures to combat infection.
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The report says that some studies show the increase in pandemic activity is higher in cold conditions. But scientists emphasize that the data of these scientific works do not allow making accurate conclusions.
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