The fear related to the massive spread of the coronavirus all over the globe is intensifying, and the number of infections is on the rise.
You can keep track by yourself by heading over this website and checking out data in real-time.
There are various rumors about the virus that have not been confirmed – some of them are pretty optimistic, and others are, as expected, darker than the dark ages.
National Geographic is analyzing one of the most common theories about the COVID-19 – the fact that spring with higher temperatures could slow down the virus.
Can spring slow down the coronavirus?
Flu season generally subsides in March and April, but the important question is if the coronavirus will also follow this pattern.
The important online publication writes that past coronavirus outbreaks can offer some pretty potent clues in this direction.
A lot of experts say that now it’s too soon to know just how dangerous the virus will be behaving on warmer weather.
There are dozens of viruses in the coronavirus family, but there are only seven of them that afflict humans.
“Four are known to cause mild colds in people, while others are more novel, deadly, and thought to be transmitted from animals like bats and camels. Health officials have labeled this new virus SARS-CoV-2 and its disease COVID-19,” National Geographic writes.
SARS-CoV-2 vs. SARS and MERS
The online publicaiton analyses viruses patterns and notes that even though the coronavirus and the flu are both respiratory infections, there’s not enough known about the SARS-CoV-2 in order to be able to predict if it will behave the same as other viruses in seasonal patterns.
The publication analyzes the trajectory of MERS and SARS, and we recommend that you head over to the original article in order to learn more.
The conclusion is uncertain at this point, and all that we can do is follow the World Health Organization’s recommendations: “frequently washing your hands, avoiding close contact with those showing symptoms like coughing or sneezing, and seeking treatment if sick.”