COVID-19

COVID-19

Q: Will the coronavirus spread in the summer?

A: Sunlight and heat can kill the coronavirus, but it does not necessarily mean you are safe from infection.

Exposing some surfaces carrying the virus to the sun for two hours may result in disinfection, according to the World Health Organization.

But that does not mean the Texas summer heat and sunshine will protect people from the disease.

“From the evidence so far, COVID-19 can be transmitted in all areas, including areas with hot and humid weather,” according to a WHO document.

That’s because the coronavirus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing, and those droplets might not be disinfected before they reach another person.

So while the virus’s spread may be slowed during the summer, it can still be spread.

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