Will the COVID-19 pandemic slow down in the Northern hemisphere by the onset of summer? An epidemiological hypothesis

Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has affected most countries of the world. As corona viruses are highly prevalent in the cold season, the question remains whether or not the pandemic will improve with increasing temperatures in the Northern hemisphere. We use data from a primary care registry of almost 15,000 patients over 20 years to retrieve information on viral respiratory infection outbreaks. Our analysis suggests that the severity of the pandemic will be softened by the seasonal change to summer..

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2020

Publication:

2020

Contained In:

Infection - 48(2020), 4 vom: 23. Juni, Seite 627-629

Language:

English

Contributors:

Dzien, Alexander [Author]
Dzien-Bischinger, Christine [Author]
Lechleitner, Monika [Author]
Winner, Hannes [Author]
Weiss, Günter [Author]

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Keywords:

COVID-19
Epidemiology
Influenza
Pandemic
Respiratory viral infection
Seasonality

doi:

10.1007/s15010-020-01460-1

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

SPR040514692