illustration of blue coronavirus particles with snowflakes in the background
Is COVID-19 Seasonal?
While the weather isn’t currently the dominant factor driving SARS-CoV-2 transmission, experts say that in the future COVID-19 may become a disease of winter.
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Is COVID-19 Seasonal?
Is COVID-19 Seasonal?

While the weather isn’t currently the dominant factor driving SARS-CoV-2 transmission, experts say that in the future COVID-19 may become a disease of winter.

While the weather isn’t currently the dominant factor driving SARS-CoV-2 transmission, experts say that in the future COVID-19 may become a disease of winter.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, AHMET AGLAMAZ

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a hand making a "stop" signal at an incoming coronavirus particle
Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus
Shawna Williams | Oct 9, 2020
We asked experts for measures people can take that may help boost defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2017
Factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how Rhinolophus clivosus use echolocation. 
A Bacteria-Laden Shirt That Ventilates in Response to Sweat
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2017
Exposure to the body’s humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.
Living Fabric
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.