Heat, hu­mid­ity may check spread: Study

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - Front Page -

NEW DELHI: Warm and hu­mid weather may com­bat the spread of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease (Covid-19), a new study sug­gests, ar­gu­ing that Asian coun­tries ex­pe­ri­enc­ing mon­soon may see a slow­down in the trans­mis­sion of the deadly in­fec­tion.

Though two pre­vi­ous stud­ies have ar­gued that Covid-19 spread is likely to be con­strained by cli­mate and that the virus favours cool and dry cli­mates, this study by MIT re­searchers is the first one to sug­gest that tem­per­a­ture alone may not make a dent on the spread and that hu­mid­ity also plays a role.

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