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The Coronavirus Podcast episode 14

This week on The Coronavirus Podcast, host Conor Burke is joined by Professor Michael Ward from the University of Sydney.

Michael led a study which posits that COVID-19 may become a seasonal virus, much like the common cold or flu.

“COVID-19 is likely to be a seasonal disease that recurs in periods of lower humidity. We need to be thinking if it’s winter time, it could be COVID-19 time,” said Ward.

Ward and his team studied 749 locally acquired cases of COVID-19, mostly in the Greater Sydney area of NSW. They found lower humidity was associated with increased case notifications; a reduction in relative humidity of 1 percent was predicted to be associated with an increase of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.

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