Supercomputer shows humidity effect on COVID-19

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  • Reuters published this video item, entitled “Supercomputer shows humidity effect on COVID-19” – below is their description.

    A Japanese supercomputer shows how humidity can have a large effect on the dispersion of virus particles, pointing to heightened coronavirus contagion risks in dry, indoor conditions during the winter months.

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