With the spread of the new Corona (Covid_19), people count on the coming of summer at high temperatures in order to kill the dangerous virus and stop its spread until scientists find a vaccine for it, but, is this proven?
Scientists have supported a speech by US President Donald Trump in which he called for the fear not to panic from this virus, which will disappear in April because of high temperatures, but there are other factors that may prevent this, which depend on the degree of prevalence and the effectiveness of its containment efforts.
“We are still learning a lot about the virus and there is no reason to believe it will behave differently in different climatic environments. We must see what happens as this progresses,” says the WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhof.
According to the “Factcheck” of the Annenberg project at the University of Pennsylvania, the hypothesis of the virus disappearing next April as temperatures begin to rise, is not correct.
Stephen Morse, an epidemiologist at Columbia University, said that setting next April as a time frame for the virus’s disappearance may be more like hope and hope that it will be similar to other influenza viruses that retreat in summer and peak in winter, but we do not know how true this is until next April and not dealing With the virus, considering that it is affected by heat is a reality.
Factcheck indicates that some of these expectations may have a scientific basis, but the risk of treating it as a fact is that there are respiratory viruses confined to the spring and summer, but scientists are still studying the nature of the emerging corona.
It shows that many human viruses disappear in warm climates, and this is not scientifically proven, but this theory remains the most likely among scientists.
We know that some respiratory viruses lose their ability to infect cells in warm conditions or with moderate humidity, but they recover in cold and dry climates, said Linzi Marr, a professor at Virginia Tech University.
Harvard epidemiologist Mark Lipsic sees the secret to the amount of moisture in the air, which may be appropriate for viruses during the cold season, indicating that influenza sometimes thrives in temperate regions when humidity levels drop.
Researchers from the Ruhr University in Bochum and the University Hospital Greifswald in Germany found that the Coruna virus lived between one to nine days on rigid surfaces such as metal, rubber or plastic.
The number of new cases of coronavirus in the world rose to 93,108, including 3,201 deaths in 81 countries, according to a toll compiled by AFP, according to official sources on Wednesday.