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Good news for Malta! Recent COVID-19 study says spread can be contained by two things
Hmm...

Jillian Mallia

A new study done by SSRN (formerly known as the Social Science Research Network) showed how temperature and humidity could affect transmission of the Coronavirus. Say what?!

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According to their results, “High temperature and high relative humidity significantly reduce the transmission of COVID-19.” Uwejja! We’ve got a lot of that on the Maltese Islands, ruhi!

They discussed that just a one degree increase in temperature and humidity could make all the difference and substantially lowering transmission of the virus.

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“In the early dates of the outbreaks, countries with relatively lower air temperature and lower humidity (e.g. Korea, Japan and Iran) saw severe outbreaks than warmer and more humid countries (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand) do," the researchers notes.

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The situation is bound to get worse before it gets better, and although it's unknown whether the virus is seasonal or not, according to this study, once warmer weather rolls around, it could “effectively reduce the transmission of COVID-19.”  Ejja minn hemm. We got this!

24th March 2020


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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