< Michael Gochfeld featured in Northjersey.com: Will season’s longer days, stronger sunlight, warmer air help kill coronavirus? - EOHSI | EOHSI

Increased sunlight and warmer temperatures have been shown to disrupt the transmission of some viruses. But COVID19 has only existed for three months and the scientific research is still not there.

“There is no consensus that [spring] or hotter climate will directly dampen the curve,” said Dr. Michael Gochfeld, a professor emeritus at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Thursday’s vernal equinox marked the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere earlier than any other equinox in the last 124 years. As its arc across the sky gets higher, the amount of ultraviolet light from the sun will increase rapidly.

(Source: northjersey.com 3-20-2020)

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