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Will COVID-19 Survive Summer?

Science says that pandemic viruses, such as COVID-19, don’t spread quite the same way as their established cousins, so the big question facing our crisis: Will the coronavirus be less severe in the summer months or will it intensify? It depends on several factors, including the pattern of humidity in different areas. Studies have consistently found that some viruses have an easier time surviving when the humidity is lower, which makes it easier to pass among people, but researchers don’t really understand why. SciShow’s Hank Green explores COVID-19’s future and the possibility of it becoming a seasonal malady.

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