Nitish Malhotra, NCBS-TIFR; Swagatha Adhikari inSTEM; Deepti Trivedi NCBS-TIFR
High temperature and high humidity may decrease the rate of transmission of the coronavirus. However, the contribution of these weather factors to reducing transmission is small. However, it is too early to conclude whether there are seasonal variations in the infectiousness of SAR-CoV-2. Social distancing and good (hand and respiratory) hygiene are major factors that reduce transmission. Medical professionals and scientists are working to make effective drugs and vaccines to curb the virus.
- Sajadi et al., Humidity and Latitude Analysis to Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19(link is external), SSRN (March 5, 2020).
- Oliveiros et al., Role of temperature and humidity in the modulation of the doubling time of COVID-19 cases(link is external), medRxiv 2020.03.05.20031872
- Li et al., Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2)(link is external), Science (Mar 16, 2020)
[Last update 05 April 2020]