No Evidence for Temperature-Dependence of the COVID-19 Epidemic

T. Jamil, I. Alam, T. Gojobori, C.M. Duarte
Front. Public Health 8:436, (2020)

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COVID-19, Epidemic, Temperature, Exponential rate, Rt

Abstract

​The pandemic of the COVID-19 extended from China across the north-temperate zone, and more recently to the tropics and southern hemisphere. The hypothesis that COVID-19 spread is temperature-dependent was tested based on data derived from nations across the world and provinces in China. No evidence of a pattern between spread rates and ambient temperature was found, suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to behave as a seasonal respiratory virus.

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DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00436

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