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Nobel laureate does not see hot climate killing coronavirus

Japan's Omura sees the poor disproportionately falling victim to the virus

Satoshi Omura, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2015, says the coronavirus will not go away in the summer like the seasonal flu.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Back in February, U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope that the new coronavirus would "go away in April" as the temperature rose. 

While the number of deaths in New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S., seems to have subsided from earlier this month, the total number of global cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, with little signs of slowing down. 

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