Udaya Ketipearachchi

Department of Research and Development (Tata Steel), Albany road, Coventry, United Kingdom


  • Research Article   
    A Non-conventional Approach to Understanding the Geographical Influence on the Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and IFR
    Author(s): Udaya Ketipearachchi32953*

    Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is not well understood and different models are needed (i.e. one model cannot answer it all) to understand and fight this disease. Here, we present two models based on indirect transmission of SARS-CoV-2 that explain the influence of ambient temperature and air pollution on outdoor and indoor behavior of SARS-CoV-2. These models discuss the temperature dependency of the lethality of SARSCoV- 2 and its spread during indoor and outdoor exposure. Furthermore, the temperature effect on the half-life of SARS-CoV-2 is discussed if the SARSCoV-2 is transmitted via particulate matter or surfaces. It is also important to understand the role of dew point instead of the humidity factor alone as the combined effect of temperature and humidity might play a major role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2... Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.13.1.30-33

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