3. It won’t shrink in warm temperatures
Since most of us tend to associate the regular flu season with the colder months of the year, the vast majority assume that COVID-19 will diminish as temperatures rise. But Salas-Whalen emphasizes that it’s not as simple as that.
“Unfortunately, the virology of COVID-19 does not diminish in warm temperatures,” she says. “Although the virus may have a seasonal cycle, it is not reasonable to expect a huge decline in transmission due to warmer weather alone. We see the largest decrease in infections when people refrain from being in locations with poor ventilation and/or large crowds.”