As the number of cases continues to rise across the globe, can we expect the outbreaks to end come the summer months?
COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus currently infecting people, will likely end up being a seasonal infection, much like other coronaviruses, according to Professor Stephen Turner of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University.
He explained: “Given many people have been previously exposed and are likely immune, then spread of these seasonal coronaviruses is more likely during winter months where conditions and behaviours favour transmission (e.g. a higher density of people staying indoors and in close proximity more often during the winter).
“However, before this the COVID-19 will still have to run its course (i.e. spread globally). Once immunity is established in the broad population, it will likely go seasonal.”
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