I’ve written about the weather and coronavirus before. The virus generally does not like sunny, warm and humid weather. The number of new cases in Wuhan and Hubei in China has dropped sharply in recent days. Such information is not only from the Chinese government. but also from non-government sources. It is interesting to note that the weather has changed to sunny, dry and relatively warm in most parts of China. (map above from WWLP)
The average high temperature in Wuhan in mid-March was the upper 50s. Over the past five days, the highest were 73, 66, 75 and 74 back in January. The high temperatures in Wuhan were in the 40s. They also had 4.29″ rainfall in January and 4.21″ in February.
The epicenter of the coronavirus in Italy is Bergamo in the Lombardy area northeast of Milan in northern Italy. Nearly 500 people died in Italy today (Wednesday). That’s more than the total population of Pewamo, Mecosta, Bloomingdale or New Era in West Michigan. The median age of death in Bergamo is close to 80 years. The pages of death in local newspapers are usually 1 1/2 pages. On Wednesday, there are 10 pages. Six Catholic priests died in Bergamo last week. There have been some amazing success stories. The 95-year-old in Bergamo has recovered. The same is true for an 81-year-old woman who recently suffered from diabetes and a broken hip.
Bergamo has a cool month. For March 1-18, temperatures in Bergamo were 2.9 degrees cooler than average. The first six days of March brought 3.38 inches of rain to Bergamo. However, from March 7-18, the amount Only 0.72 inches of rain
We predict that as we step deep into spring The temperature will warm up and get a little more sunlight. At least better weather will be a slightly positive factor in the fight against this disease.
Add: This is from a 2017 Smithsonian Magazine article:
“We have to make sure the whole world is prepared. More than one country is involved—and our response is as strong as it is. with our weakest link,” Lee warned. China’s live bird market may look exotic from a Western perspective.
But now, one of those stalls may be producing a more dangerous version of the H7N9. which can quickly pass through crowds in London and New York. as Lee said “The virus does not require a visa or passport. They just travel.”