weather and COVID-19

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Period1 Feb 2022

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  • TitleResearchers suggest range of pleasant temperatures is associated with fewer COVID-19 cases
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBoston Globe
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionDavid M. Schultz, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Manchester, said, “It’s an interesting result, one that has been seen in at least one previous study showing a minimum in transmission at moderate temperatures.”

    “I’ve long suspected that the relationship between COVID and weather was not a straight line, and this study provides some nice evidence to that result,” said Schultz, who co-authored a review published in December of 158 studies of the possible links between weather and COVID-19.

    “The study appears to avoid some of the pitfalls of previous studies, but the nature of the weather and COVID-19 relationship always makes these kinds of analyses difficult,” Schultz noted in an e-mail.
    Producer/AuthorMartin Finucane
    PersonsDavid Schultz