Novel coronavirus (94) COVID-19 - an anecdote (2)

6 March, 2020

Hi Julie,

Thanks for sharing this.

There appears to be a lot of misinformation circulating around COVID 19. I have been asked this question by some folks; about the effect temperature has on the virus. Some of them seem to believe that as summer comes the virus will no longer be a threat. I feel there is insufficient data to say what effect (if any) the temperature has on the virus.

As long as the virus is circulating with in or outside the body it can infect.

More information on this will be helpful as warmer temperatures may create false sense of security in overcrowded regions.

Thanks

Shabina

Shabina Hussain, MBBS, DPH, MPH

Independent global health policy advocate

Mountlake Terrace

WA 98043

HIFA profile: Shabina Hussain is an independent global health consultant and is based in the USA. Professional interests: Maternal & Child Health, Family Planning, Reproductive & Sexual Health, women's rights, survival of girl child, poverty eradication, Prevention of Infectious diseases. hussain.shabina AT gmail.com