A vaccine researcher at the University of Oslo (UiO) says that there is reason to believe that the infection could go down as real spring weather stabilizes.
“We have so far only seen one season with the virus, so there are many uncertain issues. But there is reason to believe that this coronavirus will also vary somewhat according to the seasons,” vaccine researcher Gunnveig Grødeland at the UiO told newspaper Aftenposten.
In many warm countries, however, the infection has been high despite the climate. Grødeland emphasizes that this illustrates that it is not only the climate that plays a role in the spread of infection. Distance and population density are also key factors, according to Grødeland.
But she points out that hot weather reduces the time the virus can survive on various surfaces.
“Temperature and warmer weather alone do not stop a virus. The warmer weather throughout the spring will help. But we probably have to do the job ourselves with different measures, distance, and hand hygiene,” she noted.
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