Where do you sit on the premise that warm weather will help reduce the spread and severity of the virus?




Answered by Dr. Alon Vaisman, Infection Control Physician, UHN.
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Question:
Where do you sit on the premise that warm weather will help reduce the spread and severity of the virus?

Answer:
Yeah it's a very good question that remained that we will actually answer very soon as we in the northern hemisphere at least warms up. So if we look at other respiratory viruses certainly that they do we do see a drop in respiratory viruses when come around when...

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.

Dr. Alon Vaisman:
Yeah it's a very good question that remained that we will actually answer very soon as we in the northern hemisphere at least warms up. So if we look at other respiratory viruses certainly that they do we do see a drop in respiratory viruses when come around when April, May and June comes around then except again it's starting usually in October when we start to see through the back if we take that as an analogy even for some seasonal coronaviruses and that suggests that things should be better during the winter during the summertime. But this is the nature of his virus it's very different, for one things that there's no prior immunity nobody in a population has ever seen this virus before so perhaps this seasonality may be seen in the future if the virus persists but come this summer we will have some early indication but it's hard to tell what's going to happen given that nobody's had it.


[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.




Answered by Dr. Alon Vaisman, Infection Control Physician, UHN.
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