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UN: Covid may develop into seasonal disease

by Vaishali Sharma

United Nations on Thursday commented that Covid-19 may develop into a seasonal disease while cautioning against relaxing pandemic-related measures simply based on meteorological factors.

The UN stated that respiratory viral infections are often seasonal, “in particular the autumn-winter peak for influenza and cold-causing coronaviruses in temperate climates.”

Recent studies signal that transmission of Sars-Cov2 may become seasonal over time. “At this stage, evidence does not support the use of meteorological and air quality factors as a basis for governments to relax their interventions aimed at reducing transmission,” said task team co-chair Ben Zaitchik of the earth and planetary sciences department at The John Hopkins University in the United States.

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