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RSS FeedsLocal researchers explore weather`s role in COVID-19 spread
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4 july 2020 22:04:24

 
Local researchers explore weather`s role in COVID-19 spread
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It`s not the heat — it`s the humidity. Thanks to a recently released study from a team of Western North Carolina scientists, the old chestnut about miserable summer weather may get a new interpretation for the COVID-19 era. The research, published in the journal Science of The Total Environment, suggests that humidity plays a greater role than does the temperature in the spread of the novel coronavirus. Lead author Jennifer Runkle, an environmental epidemiologist with the Asheville-based North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies at N.C. State University, emphasizes that the results are preliminary due to the limited available data for a disease with no recorded U.S. cases until January....


 
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