fbpx
Connect with us

News

Experts Predict Wuhan Virus Will Disappear in May 2020 Due to Warm Summer Sun in China

Published

Experts Predict Wuhan Virus Will Disappear In May Due To Warm Summer Sun In China - World Of Buzz
Source: The Star

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Experts have predicted that the new coronavirus might disappear by May 2020.

This is due to several factors that could play a part in eliminating the virus that has infected over 28,000 people and taken the lives of over 500 as of today, 6th February 2020.

These numbers are higher than that of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003. However, while it has spread rapidly, it also has the chance of disappearing just as quickly.

In a piece for CNA, two experts in Singapore, Assistant Professor Jyoti Somani and Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah from the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, shared their predictions.

1. Climate and weather promote the spread of viruses

Experts say the seasonal pattern of the 2019-nCov virus is similar to that of influenza infection and SARS. When summer starts kicking in around May, temperatures in China will go up and the number of cases may fall sharply as a result.

This is because climate temperatures will cause the spread of viruses to cease.

Usually, flu season would start in December and peak in January or February in temperate climates. After that, cases will start to decrease.

Viruses in temperate countries is thought to be related to factors that affect infectiousness, such as the dryness of the air, ambient air temperature and possibly ultraviolet solar radiation.

This prediction could come true as SARS disappeared in the northern summer in 2003 when things got warm and has not reappeared significantly since.

200265

Source: the star

2. People in close contact with other people in cold weather

Because the weather is cold, people tend to spend more time indoors, which makes them in close proximity to other people.

This makes them more susceptible to getting infected as they are in close contact with those who may or may not be already infected.

Viruses are spread through large droplets of saliva or phlegm and are spread farther when the air is cold and dry.

3. Viruses survive longer in cold weather

According to studies, “regular” coronavirus – one of the causes of the common cold – can survive on surfaces 30 times longer in places with a temperature of six degrees Celsius compared to those where the temperature is 20 degrees Celsius and humidity levels are high.

Scientists have also revealed that the SARS virus survived much longer in low temperatures and low humidity compared to high temperatures and humidity.

This might be why countries like Hong Kong and Singapore allowed the SARS virus to survive longer due to the “intensive use of air-conditioning” unlike warm and humid Southeast Asian countries.

Unnamed

Source: xin hua net

4. Modern technology

The technology and medicine of today has allowed researchers to develop fast and accurate tests that were not available during the initial weeks of SARS outbreak.

For the new coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, scientists were able to determine the genetic sequence of the virus, which has allowed countries all over the world to diagnose the sickness earlier.

Given that the genetic information about the novel coronavirus was available even before countries had patients with the virus, many labs in advanced countries, including Singapore, are already working on blood tests for rapid detection and studying the immune response to help vaccine development.

Virus can resurface

With that being said, it is not certain that the virus will be gone forever. This is because precautionary measures might be lifted prematurely, allowing the viruses to spread again.

Putting cities in lockdown and initiating travel bans has hurt the economy pretty badly, so once the virus outbreak isn’t life-threatening anymore, there might be a rush to overcome the restrictions.

This could lead to the virus resurfacing and spreading again. Furthermore, pharmaceutical companies might also drop the development of vaccines for the novel coronavirus if the outbreak runs its course by summer.

This would then lead to a lack of financial incentives for pharmaceutical companies to pursue new drugs and treatments.

Well, let’s hope the virus disappears once temperatures become warmer! In the meantime, wash your hands as regularly as you can and be vigilant about where you go.

 

Also read: These 18 Household Cleaning Products Are Effective Against Wuhan Coronavirus

These 18 Household Cleaning Products Are Effective Against Wuhan Coronavirus - World Of Buzz 4


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Scam Scam
News17 hours ago

More M’sians Are Receiving Scam Invites Asking Them To Travel To Cambodia

Recently, many job scam cases are happening in the country Cambodia, and many people from Taiwan, China, the Philippines and...

Feat Image Earthquake Kundasang Feat Image Earthquake Kundasang
News17 hours ago

Tremors Felt At Kundasang & Ranau As Sabah Was Hit With Minor Earthquake Measuring 3.1 On The Richter Scale

Malaysia is generally safe from natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcano eruptions (because we don’t have any) due to...

Bully Bully
News18 hours ago

Education Ministry To Build Bullying Complaints Portal To Tackle Bullying Issues In School

According to Malaysia’s Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin, a bullying complaints portal will be prepared by the Ministry...

Feat Image Chicken Export Ban Feat Image Chicken Export Ban
News20 hours ago

PM: Government Is Studying Whether To Lift The Ban On Chicken Export

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that the federal government is mulling to lift the ban imposed...

Feat Image Azmin Ali Feat Image Azmin Ali
News21 hours ago

Senior Minister: 300k High-Skilled Job Opportunities To Be Created In Malaysia By 2025

Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has announced that a total of 300,000...

Feat Image Drag Racing Circuit Malaysia Feat Image Drag Racing Circuit Malaysia
News2 days ago

PM: Government Is Planning To Build Drag Racing Circuits In All M’sian States

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that the federal government is planning to build a drag racing...

Feat Image Anti Hacking App Feat Image Anti Hacking App
News2 days ago

Annuar Musa: K-KOMM To Introduce A Special Anti-Hacking Application In Malaysia

Amidst recent controversies regarding cybersecurity in our country recently, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) is planning to introduce...

Collage Hit N Run Collage Hit N Run
News3 days ago

Two Culprits of A Hit-And-Run Case Near Bukit Bintang Gets Attacked By Group of Men

In 2018, Malaysia saw an average of 18 people killed in road accidents daily. What is more unnerving about that...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY