Covid May Become 'Seasonal', UN Says
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Covid-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations says. The U.N. warns against relaxing pandemic-related measures based on meteorological factors. In its first report, an expert team found some indications the disease would develop into a seasonal menace. The team pointed out that respiratory viral infections are often seasonal, in particular the autumn-winter peak for influenza and cold-causing coronaviruses in temperate climates.

Modeling studies anticipate that transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease, may become seasonal overtime. But Covid-19 transmission dynamics so far appear to have been influenced mainly by government interventions like mask mandates and travel restrictions, they said, rather than the weather.

Weather and climate conditions alone should for now not be the trigger for loosening anti-Covid restrictions, the task team says. "At this stage, the evidence does not support the use of meteorological and air quality factors as a basis for governments to relax their interventions," it says.

The experts focused only on outdoor meteorology and air quality conditions in the report. They highlighted that evidence around the impact of air quality on the virus remained "inconclusive" There was some preliminary evidence that poor air quality increases Covid-19 mortality rates.

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