Does outside temperature affect the spreading of Coronavirus/COVID-19?
@ele-infos Yes, Italy has heavy industry, most of it in the north, with Milan the centre. You might be on to something! Although London is much bigger and has a massive, busy public transport system, but has a much smaller problem (so far), but will have higher humidity levels than Milan. Interesting...
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Very interesting post. BTW the virus is called SARS-CoV-2 and is the cause of the disease called COVID-19 so it should read 'Does outside temperatures affect the spreading of the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2'.
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I think it's the host's temperature that affect's it. Drink warm water/green tea. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic started in the summer June and didn't wane until 1919.
Good day hope you, in my countery Iraq i was try to drow up the DTR Vs COVID-19 infection in Baghdad ( my capital) and i found modrate relation.
i think the realy heat effaects human body are DTR not Max. or Min temp.
if you guys try it may be usefull
Ibrahem M. Al-Sudani
Al-Karkh University of Science
Actully ther is many shape of the relation btween Tepm. & human health accodring to the geo-postion.
may be in medirerranean is U shape, but in Euoreap is J shape, Canada as well.
but the shape will opist J in Africa
Recently published papers have suggested that, as happens with the diffusion of other viruses,
air temperature and humidity could alter the spread of COVID-19.
This application, provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service,
allows the user to explore some of these claims by plotting the average air temperature and humidity
of the most recent months, alongside the mortality data
obtained from Johns Hopkins University.
I've recently read that the spread of COVID-19 cannot be expected to slow down under conditions of heat and humidity.
In the study they compared temperatures as well as pandemic data during February and March: //www.news-medical.net/news/20200429/How-weather-and-demographics-influence-the-COVID-19-spread.aspx
Not temperatures, but rather density of population is actually the key.
@Cleo-Jansen the study below shows that every 1℃ increase led to a decrease in the cumulative number of case: https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/do-weather-conditions-influence-the-transmission-of-the-coronavirus-sars-cov-2/