U.S. scientists warn: Don’t expect summer to ease new coronavirus spread

Scientists have warned that the arrival of summer is unlikely to bring much good news to the new coronavirus pandemic, which is unlikely to decline as the flu has changed due to seasonal changes,media reported. The findings are a blow to those who hope that the upcoming summer warming will ease the current pandemic.

U.S. scientists warn: Don't expect summer to ease new coronavirus spread


So far, the new coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 12,000 people in the United States.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has asked a standing committee of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine to predict the survival of the new coronavirus in the event of increased temperature and humidity (summer). The seasonal effects of the virus are not yet known.

But the committee warned that “natural history studies published so far have given inconsistent results on the potential seasonal effects of the virus.” “

Influenza is highly seasonal and respiratory diseases are usually most common in autumn and winter. Although the cause is uncertain, there is a strong possibility that the virus becomes more stable when humidity and temperature levels are low.

There is no doubt that there is a bad news now for the medical staff and people who are hoping to get a respite in the summer. While the Committee agrees with the view that higher ambient temperatures and humidity may reduce the efficiency of transmission of neo-coronaviruses, they also note that, given the global lack of global immunity to the virus, this reduction in transmission efficiency may not be possible to achieve a significant reduction in the spread of the disease, given the global lack of immunity to the virus.

Currently, the best prevention approach against neo-coronaviruses is to isolate as strictly as possible to reduce community transmission rates. While this does not mean that the spread of the new coronavirus will stop completely, it is hoped that this will relieve the pressure on primary medical facilities, the so-called “flattening curve” strategy.