Nobel laureate does not see hot climate killing coronavirus

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. 

In an interview with Nikkei, Nobel laureate Satoshi Omura said the new coronavirus looks less seasonal than influenza, and that heat will not be the magic sword that will out an end to the pandemic.

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