COVID 19 update, March 2020.

For information about the probable seasonality of Covid-19, and whether we can expect it to become rarer in the summer, or reappear in the fall, please see

https://oldwivesandvirologists.blog/predicting-the-seasonality-of-covid/

For discussion of  how the trade-off model can be applied to the Covid epidemic see

https://oldwivesandvirologists.blog/Covid-19-and-the-trade-off-model-of-selection/

For a simple model of the transmission of eg CoV2, please see

https://oldwivesandvirologists.blog/a-simple-model-of-cov2-transmission/

For a general discussion of the seasonality of respiratory viruses, written for the layperson, please see

https://oldwivesandvirologists.blog/  (this page)

For practical tips on avoiding respiratory illness see

https://oldwivesandvirologists.blog/suggestions-for-avoiding-viral-respiratory-infections-that-may-work-for-covid-19/

For more detailed scientific points about CoV2, see

https://oldwivesandvirologists.blog/technical-notes-for-cov2/

For detailed scientific information about respiratory viruses, including discussion of the trade-off model, viral dormancy and much else, see my 2016 paper:

Shaw Stewart, PD.  Seasonality and selective trends in viral acute respiratory tract infections. Medical Hypotheses 2016; 86 104–119.

Author: PatrickSStewart

I’ve been helping structural biologists for 30 years to crystallize their proteins and I’m one of the two founders and Directors of Douglas Instruments Ltd, a small UK company that manufactures automatic systems for protein crystallization. I worked with Professor David Blow in the 1990s, and have published 15 papers about protein crystallization that have together been cited over 950 times. A few years ago I began to think about respiratory viruses when a friend bet me that I couldn’t find biochemical evidence that chilling could trigger vARIs. I started to write a short note, but everything fell into place so neatly that I ended up writing an article in Medical Hypotheses, and writing this blog.

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