National Academies studying “seasonal effects” of COVID-19 for White House

Given that countries currently experiencing “summer” climates , such as Australia and Iran, are experiencing rapid COVID-19 spread, a decrease in cases with increases in humidity and temperature should not be assumed. The National Academies, of which TRB is a part, has convened a committee of experts to help inform the White House on critical science and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases and other public health threats. Read further about all of the committee's latest work .