The pandemic of the COVID-19 extended from China across the north-temperate zone, and more recently to the tropics and southern hemisphere. The hypothesis that COVID-19 spread is temperature-dependent was tested based on data derived from nations across the world and provinces in China. No evidence of a pattern between spread rates and ambient temperature was found, suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to behave as a seasonal respiratory virus.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
StatePublished - Aug 26 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Funding. This research was supported by funding provided by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to the CBRC.


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