FHI: Warmer weather will have a positive effect against the spread of infection

Geir BukholmPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Spring is on its way. Geir Bukholm, Director of Infection Control at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI), believes that warmer weather will help decrease coronavirus transmission.

The FHI’s assessments of the infection situation and the gradual reopening of society also take into account the impact of warmer weather.

“It is an important part of the assessment. The fact that summer is approaching will probably make the infection control measures appear more effective in real terms,” Bukholm told news bureau NTB.

– Do you expect worse transmission conditions for the coronavirus as it gets warmer?

“Yes, we do. Not necessarily just because of the temperature differences, but perhaps primarily because people will go out and be less inside… That is perhaps the most important thing,” he said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "FHI: Warmer weather will have a positive effect against the spread of infection"

  1. Oh well THAT’s nice. :-/ 🙂

    AND windows can be open and outside air exchanged with formerly closed atmosphere indoor air, to lower the “viral load”/density of this airborne killer.

    And this has been obvious since almost a year ago.

    But we can HOPE we’ll ever have warm temperatures again. 🙂

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