Nowadays, when we are under the influence of hot weather due to the summer season, the effect of hot weather on corona virus cases in England was investigated. In the study carried out by the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE), the government’s scientific advisory board in the UK, it was stated that the season and temperature had an effect on the spread of the corona virus, but this was negligible.
21.07.2021 – 11:49
In a new study conducted in England these days during the summer months, the effect of hot weather on corona virus infections was investigated.
After the restrictions were lifted as of 19 July, the effect of rising temperatures on the corona virus in four UK countries (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) was examined.
In the study carried out by scientists from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Imperial College, it was stated that season and temperature have an effect on the spread of the corona virus.
From the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE), the government’s scientific advisory board in the UK, Prof. John Edmunds stated that the evidence obtained shows that high temperatures affect the transmission of the virus, but that the effect is low.
MOST TRANSACTIONS OCCUR IN CLOSED
“Outdoor transmission is minimal,” said Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “Most transmission takes place indoors. If it is sunny outside, viruses die faster, but even if they do not die, the amount of transmission outside is low.
Another study conducted by Imperial College on US data also reported that higher temperatures are associated with lower transmission rates, while a 20 degree difference between summer and winter would produce a 0.8 change in the virus’s reproduction number.
Co-author of the study, Dr. “From an epidemiological point of view, this change may be significant,” said Ilaria Dorigatti, adding, “However, the presence of climatic factors plays a negligible role.”
DO UV RAYS KILL THE CORONA VIRUS?
Speaking on the effects of ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun on the spread of the corona virus, Prof. “UV rays kill the corona virus, but it does not make a big difference because the virus is more contagious indoors,” said John Edmunds.
Dr. Ilaria Dorigatti, on the other hand, stated that her work does not look specifically at Ultraviolet rays, but instead looks at temperature.
The study by Yale University professor Yiqun Ma emphasized that higher UV rates may play a role in lowering transmission rates of the virus.