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Will high temperatures kill covid-19 (coronavirus)? In theory, the virus should die in the summer.

In High temperatures and muggy weather might make the new coronavirus less contagious, a group of experts says


Coronavirus can stay active for 8-10 days on dry surfaces and while it survives in the human body at 37 degrees Celsius, they are heat-labile like all viruses and are deactivated or destroyed when subjected to heat. The exact threshold temperature to deactivate COVID-19 is still unknown.

President Donald Trump has expressed optimism that the new coronavirus may disappear when spring brings warmer weather, similar to a pattern seen with the seasonal flu.


While warmer and wetter weather might not kill the virus experts certainly don't think we can bank on warm weather for a full retreat of the coronavirus new preliminary research suggests such conditions could hamper the ability of the virus to infect people. This could slightly decrease the coronavirus' spread in Northern Hemisphere countries like the US and Italy come summertime.

The new study, which is not yet peer-reviewed and published by researchers in Beijing, China, suggests that for each degree in temperature increase and each percent humidity increase, the contagiousness of the disease caused by the coronavirus, named COVID-19, goes down.


"It indicates that the arrival of summer and rainy season in the Northern Hemisphere can effectively reduce the transmission of the COVID-19," the authors wrote.

The warmer it is, the less contagious the coronavirus becomes the influence of temperature on COVID-19?

He goes on to add, "It has been observed that the virus can stay active for 8-10 days on dry surfaces and while it survives in the human body at 37 degrees Celsius, they are heat-labile like all viruses and are deactivated or destroyed when subjected to heat. However, the exact threshold temperature to deactivate COVID-19 is still unknown."


Around the world, while different experts have varying views on whether sunlight and heat can limit the growth and longevity of the virus, they all agree that observing proper hygiene is more effective in preventing spread. However, the coronavirus is known to be sensitive to three things: Sunlight, High temperature, and Humidity. Sunlight affects the ability of a virus to grow while heat deactivates it.


R0 refers to the average number of people that one sick person goes on to infect among a group that has no immunity to the virus. Experts use this value to predict how far and how fast a disease will spread.

The closer to zero an R0 value is, the better. A lower R0 means an outbreak is slowing or stopping, while a higher one means it's swelling. The R0 value for the flu, for example, is 1.3. The R0 of the new coronavirus, so far, seems to hover between 2 and 2.5, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

R0 is not a fixed value, either. It changes depending on myriad factors like how close together people are living, and what the climate is like.

According to the new study authors, "understanding the relationship between weather and the transmission of COVID-19 is key to forecast the intensity and end time of this epidemic."


Many infectious diseases wax and wane with the seasons. Flu typically arrives with the colder winter months, as does the norovirus vomiting bug. Others, such as typhoid, tend to peak during the summer. Measles cases drop during the summer in temperate climates, while in tropical regions they peak in the dry season.


Perhaps unsurprisingly, many people are now asking whether we can expect similar seasonality with COVID-19. Since it first emerged in China around mid-December, the virus has spread quickly, with the number of cases now rising most sharply in Europe and the US.

Many of the largest outbreaks have been in regions where the weather is cooler, leading to speculation that the disease might begin to tail off with the arrival of summer. Many experts, however, have already cautioned against banking too much on the virus dying down over the summer.

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And they are right to be cautious. The virus that causes COVID-19 – which has been officially named SARS-CoV-2 – is too new to have any firm data on how cases will change with the seasons. The closely related Sars virus that spread in 2003 was contained quickly, meaning there is little information about how it was affected by the seasons.

But there are some clues from other coronaviruses that infect humans as to whether COVID-19 might eventually become seasonal.

Coronavirus myths explored?


As the coronavirus continues to make the news, a host of untruths has surrounded the topic. In this special feature, we address some of these myths and conspiracies.
The novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, has spread from Wuhan, China, to every continent on Earth except Antarctica.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially changed its classification of the situation from a public health emergency of international concern to a pandemic on March 11.

To date, the novel coronavirus — currently dubbed “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,” or SARS-CoV-2 for short — has been responsible for more than 245,000 infections globally, causing more than 10,000 deaths. In the U.S., the virus has affected 14,250 people and has so far caused 205 deaths.

As ever, when the word “pandemic” starts appearing in headlines, people become fearful, and with fear come misinformation and rumors.

Here, we will dissect some of the most common myths that are currently circulating on social media and beyond.

Does heat kill coronavirus?


Last month, US President Donald Trump said about the novel coronavirus: “The virus... typically that will go away in April. The heat, generally speaking, kills this kind of virus.”
In fact, how the virus will behave as temperature rises - in Wuhan the outbreak happened in peak winter - is not really known. Only time will tell.

WHO chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told The Indian Express: “We do not know (if heat will kill the virus)”.
“The dried virus on smooth surfaces retained its viability for over 5 days at temperatures of 22–25°C and relative humidity of 40–50%, that is, typical air-conditioned environments. However, virus viability was rapidly lost... at higher temperatures and higher relative humidity (e.g., 38°C, and relative humidity of >95%). The better stability of SARS coronavirus at low temperature and low humidity environment may facilitate its transmission in a community in the subtropical areas (such as Hong Kong) during the spring and in air-conditioned environments.”

How to kill the coronavirus; learn from Chinese experts?


A Chinese research scholar has revealed that coronavirus can be killed by exposing it to high temperatures.
Dr. Dan Lee Dinka has shared a video that tells how to control the spread of coronavirus.

He was speaking on his TV channel, Future World.

Dr. Dinkle says the Coronavirus, which is now known as SARS- CoV-2 or COVID-19 has an exploitative vulnerability that is shared by most respiratory viruses and all other known coronaviruses. They are remarkably fragile and thrive at near or below freezing temperatures.

These viruses die within a few minutes when exposed to high temperatures. They survive in the coolest parts of the body namely the nose and sinus cavities. These sinuses are located behind the cheeks and nostrils and around the eye sockets. These cavities are often nearly as cool as the outside air we breathe. When outside temperatures rise, so do our sinus temperatures. When it’s too warm inside the sinuses for these viruses to reproduce, they die and quickly disappear.

Blow dryer technique to kill the virus

Step 1: Set blow dryer to a low level. Then cup fingers over the air intake to slow airflow and increase output temperature. 

Step 2: Use spray water upward onto the face and into the nose from about 10cm (4 inches) away. 

The flow of hot air causes the water to evaporate, keeping your face and nose cool while allowing heat and steam to penetrate the nose and sinuses.


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