Hot or Cold, Weather Has Little Effect on Corona Spread
At the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, it was expected that its spread would decrease as the weather warmed up.
Although there has been no significant reduction in the incidence of coronavirus disease in the summer, the link between the weather and the disease is still the focus of scientists.
That is why it has been said for some time that the number of cases of COVID 19 may increase significantly with winter.
The fact is that the relationship between weather and COVID 19 is quite complex, as the temperature has affected the coronavirus’s lifespan on various objects, but human behavior also helps the virus is spread from person to person.
Whether The Weather Is Cold Or Hot
In this regard, a new study has shed some light on the role of seasons in the spread of COVID 19 and said that whether it is summer or cold, the role of weather in the prevention or spread of this disease is not.
The University of Texas study concludes that whether it is hot or cold outside the walls, the transition from one person to another in COVID 19 is almost entirely dependent on human behavior.
The study, published in the international journal Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that while the effects of the weather are small, other factors, such as climate change, are, in fact, one of the most important.
Research has defined weather as a “proportional temperature” that combines humidity and heat.
Experts then analyzed that this value contributed to the spread of the coronavirus from March to July 2020 in various countries, including the United States.
The researchers also investigated the relationship between the spread of the coronavirus and human behavior, using mobile phone data.
The results showed that the weather had no effect on the spread of the disease, with less than 3% of cases reported.
In contrast, human behavior and individual behavior are prominent in the spread of COVID 19, which accounted for 34% and 26% of cases, respectively.
The other two main elements are population and urban densely populated areas, which account for 23% and 13%, respectively.
He said the findings on the link between the coronavirus and the weather were based on in-house research reports, but the new study called for an analysis of how the disease spread to human communities.
The researchers said that one of the important lessons of the coronavirus epidemic is to analyze this phenomenon at the human level, that is, the level at which people live their daily lives. This research is an example of this concept.
We were looking at the weather and the environment to see how it affected humans. Now we’ve reversed that and look at the effects that humans themselves have had.