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The US's huge second peak shows warm weather has no effect on the coronavirus' spread, despite Trump's hopes. Here's why

Posted On: 14 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Because flus and colds are less prevalent during the summer, many people - including President Trump - hoped that warmer weather would stymie the coronavirus' spread.
The US's recent surge in infections, notably in southern states with high temperatures, has thrown cold water on that idea.
The coronavirus isn't seasonal yet because very few people are immune to it, so it spreads easily.
It might take two to three years for the coronavirus to enter into a seasonal pattern .
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President Donald Trump offered an optimistic prediction five months ago: The coronavirus would disappear with the advent of warmer weather .
"A lot of people think that goes away in April, with the heat that comes in," Trump told US governors on February 10, adding, "the heat, generally speaking, kills this kind of virus."
The logic was that because flus and common colds retreat during the summer, the coronavirus might, too. But summer is here, and the virus' spread has only accelerated...

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