Timothy Huzar
February 12 2021

  • Many viruses are more active during winter.
  • COVID-19 rates have spiked in the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere and in summer months in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • A new study suggests that the current winter peaks result from relaxing control measures — not changing climatic conditions.

Scientists suggest that the rate of infections with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, during the winter is more likely to be influenced by relaxed control measures than any climatic conditions, such as cold weather.
The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, may be valuable in understanding how best to protect against COVID-19 as the disease potentially shifts from pandemic to endemic status.

Read more: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/art...740408e9475469