Researchers from the United States expect that the situation with coronavirus incidence may worsen in the winter, writes Nature.
Scientists noted that several factors cause the new outbreak of infection. The additional risk is created by the fact that people will interact more often in rooms with poor ventilation in the cold season.
Another factor is that cold and dry air and the lack of direct sunlight are favorable for increasing the transmission of COVID-19.
This virus will have a flourishing period. We have some pretty sobering and difficult months ahead, David Relman said, a microbiologist at Stanford University in California.
Also, stricter control measures may be needed in winter to reduce the risk of new outbreaks, experts warn.