Will warmer weather halt the march of coronavirus?

Researchers say summer conditions will not be enough to defeat the outbreak

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Speculation is growing over whether the coronavirus outbreak could be tempered by the warmer weather of the summer months after scientists said it has hallmarks of a seasonal virus.

The data for infection rates supports a climactic dimension to Covid-19. “Look at the World Health Organization (WHO) map of the coronavirus outbreak, and it is difficult to avoid spotting a pattern,” writes Tom Whipple, science editor of The Times.

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