Will Heat Stop the Spread of New Virus? No One Really Knows

The new coronavirus was identified only in late December, and most scientists say there is simply no data to suggest the COVID-19 cases will start declining in warmer weather.

  • Published 11 March 2020

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — As outbreaks of the new coronavirus that first emerged in China continue to spread in more than 100 countries — particularly those experiencing winter — one of the biggest unanswered questions is how it will behave in warmer weather. Like influenza, the new disease is a respiratory infection belonging to a family of viruses that typically survive longer in colder environments. Most people experience only mild or moderate symptoms, such as… Read at AP News