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Will COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS die down in summer? New tests could help answer that.

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Physicists test empty coronavirus shells under different weather conditions.

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Empty, mocked-up shells of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, may help explain how well the virus stands up to heat, humidity and other environmental changes.

The research, just launched by physicists at The University of Utah, is designed to help public health officials understand how the new coronavirus will react as the seasons change. One major question about the virus, which causes a disease called COVID-19, is whether summer will do anything to slow the spread.

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