We’ve been talking about Coronavirus in our house pretty constantly since early February. I’ve come out into the open and admitted my family is doing self-quarantine to reduce spread (we don’t think we’re sick, but we don’t want to spread it by getting sick). I haven’t been very hopeful in a month due to what I see as complacency. The median/modal case scenarios in my head have been getting worse and worse over the weeks.

Over the last hour, I’ve changed and become a bit more hopeful because I’m optimistic that COVID-19 does have a relationship to weather. I’m not confidently optimistic, but there’s now a glimmer of hope. The reason is due to this preprint, Temperature and Latitude Analysis to Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19.