Do weather and climate determine where covid19 occurs?
No. From all the ways that have been put out there that cause the spread of the coronavirus weather is not among them. There is no conclusive evidence that will place weather in that list, be it short or long-term weather changes.
COVID-19 can be and is transmitted across all weather patterns, including hot, cold, and humid weather. In any conditions, people are advised to maintain social distancing and practice frequent washing of hands to protect themselves (Hochachka, 2020.).
However, there are some human behaviors towards certain weather conditions that affect the spread of COVID -19. Humans will tend to move when faced with extreme weather conditions when they run out of means to persevere and survive. When it’s too hot humans tend to move to cooler places. During the move, a lot of interactions happen, and the virus can be spread then. Also, they can transfer the virus to places that it did not exist in the place. The same case appears to be the same in extremely cold conditions. During winter people move before to places with less cold. Those that cannot move will be indoors and tend to minimize their movements. They make sure that they have all the supplies needed till the season comes to an end. This less movement will slow the numbers of people spreading the disease (Hochachka, 2020).
In polluted weather conditions, people are likely to contract covid-19 since their lungs are in a bad shape from inhaling polluted air, compared to those inhaling clean air. Their lungs are more than destroyed and are in a bad state to fighting the disease.
Humans will always have a reaction to help them live as comfortable as they can.
Hochachka, G. (2020). Unearthing insights for climate change response in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Sustainability, 3.