It reduces the spread of Kovid-19! Hot weather and …


AA | Monday, May 03, 2021 – 14:55 | Last Updated: 03 05 2021 – 14:55

Research conducted by a group of scientists revealed that the spread of the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) decreased in areas where hot weather and sun were seen for longer.

In the study, the results of which were published in the journal “Scientific Reports”, experts taking into account factors such as temperature, sunbathing time and humidity, which vary due to the geographical location of the countries, found that 4.3 percent in the number of Kovid-19 cases per million people in every 1 degree latitude increase away from the equatorial line. He came to the conclusion that there was an increase.

In the study, data such as urbanization, Kovid-19 test density, elderly population ratio and healthcare expenditures were analyzed, as well as information on humidity, temperature and sunshine duration from 117 countries.

The findings showed that countries with warmer climates have a lower rate of Kovid-19 cases compared to those with colder climates.

Pointing out that the results obtained are consistent with the hypothesis that heat and sunlight reduce the speed of Kovid-19’s propagation, the researchers also warned that their findings should not be misinterpreted.

Underlining that the results of the research do not mean that the disease will disappear in the summer or will not be seen in the equatorial regions, the research team stated that the high temperature and more intense ultraviolet radiation provided by the summer months can support public health measures taken against Kovid-19.

On the other hand, noting that the research covered the period from the beginning of the epidemic to January 2021, the researchers reported that it is not yet known whether the same results will be observed in the newly developed variants of Kovid-19.