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Will warm weather kill new coronavirus? Scientists not sure

SARS could not take the heat, but highly infectious COVID-19 remains a mystery

People in Shanghai on Feb. 17: Differences between SARS and COVID-19 -- both coronaviruses -- make it difficult to predict the end of the epidemic.   © Reuters

Will the COVID-19 outbreak burn out in the summer as happened with the SARS epidemic in 2003?

That is what many hope, including U.S. President Donald Trump. Some scientists are also speculating that the coronavirus will not survive long in warmer environments. But whether this is true is still up in the air.

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