No Evidence for Temperature-Dependence of the COVID-19 Epidemic
Jamil, T., Alam, I., Gojobori, T., Duarte, C. M.
Frontiers in Public Health, (2020)
Pandemic, COVID-19, temperature, virus
The pandemic of the COVID-19 extended from China across the north temperate zone, and more recently to the tropics and southern hemisphere. The hypothesis that COVID-19 spread is temperature-dependent was tested based on data derived from nations across the world and provinces in China. No evidence of a pattern between spread rates and ambient temperature was found, suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to behave as a seasonal respiratory virus.