'Covid-19 waning in hot weather, still a conjecture' (IANS Special)
'Covid-19 waning in hot weather, still a conjecture' (IANS Special)

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New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In an email interview with IANS, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, said some evidence suggests the novel coronavirus infection will wane in hot weather, like other coronaviruses, but it is too early to conclude on it. He insisted herd protection may develop over time. If we try to rush it through, we will initially have a surge of cases which will overwhelm the health system and result in many avoidable deaths.

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Update: 16-April-2020