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.




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