Scientists around the world are still learning about the new coronavirus and how it spreads. Photo: EPA-EFEScientists around the world are still learning about the new coronavirus and how it spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE
Scientists around the world are still learning about the new coronavirus and how it spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: don’t bank on epidemic easing in the summer, scientists say

  • Seasonal viruses tend to die off as the weather warms, but not enough is known about the new strain to assume it will react in the same way, experts say
  • Sars was brought under control in 2003 by an ‘extremely intense public health effort’, but it never disappeared, professor of epidemiology says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Scientists around the world are still learning about the new coronavirus and how it spreads. Photo: EPA-EFEScientists around the world are still learning about the new coronavirus and how it spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE
Scientists around the world are still learning about the new coronavirus and how it spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE
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