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Pollution linked to higher COVID-19 spread, study says

Pollution linked to higher COVID-19 spread, study says

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have found that the quality of the environment appears to be a strong indicator that COVID-19 cases will increase more quickly in a region. In their analysis, the team looked at more than 43 factors, before zeroing in on air quality. They determined that the rate increases for every 10% rise in dangerous chemicals in the air.

Timothy
Timothy
Just Keep Scrolling
Just Keep Scrolling 2 months

Correlation doesn't equal causation? Industry means dense population. Higher transmission. Blue collar workers can't work from home, and also tend to be a bit more of the party going type. Pollution also means poorer health and more severe cases, so you probably are more likely to find them. It's not like the virus is gonna hitch a ride on some carbon dioxide molecules, and live longer.

Foshizzle
Foshizzle 2 months

Gotta tie it all in with the environmental movement for the ultimate global scam and power control, the elite will become hella-elite after this!

John W
John W 2 months

Vitamin D is much more important especially northern states in winter. UNITED KINGDOM PLANS TO DISTRIBUTE VITAMIN D TO VULNERABLE PEOPLE AS PROTECTION OF COVID-19 https://industryglobalnews24.com/united-kingdom-plans-to-distribute-vitamin-d-to-vulnerable-people-as-protection-of-covid19 UK Scientists Want Vitamin D Added to Bread And Milk in The Middle of The Pandemic https://www.sciencealert.com/uk-scientists-want-vitamin-d-added-to-bread-and-milk-to-fight-covid-19 https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2020/11/05/UK-s-PM-may-provide-free-vitamin-D-in-coronavirus-fight UK's PM may provide free vitamin D in coronavirus fight This is also why darker skined people are more affected. Also they are more overweight. Vitamin D will absorbe in fat, making it unavailable in blood. https://www.cantonmercy.org/healthchat/42-percent-of-americans-are-vitamin-d-deficient/ https://www.cooperinstitute.org/2019/09/24/african-americans-at-greatest-risk-of-vitamin-d-deficiency#:~:text=The%20body%20naturally%20produces%20vitamin,ability%20to%20produce%20vitamin%20D. Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency An estimated 40% of American adults may be vitamin D deficient. For African-Americans, that number may be nearly double at 76% according to a new study by The Cooper Institute.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 2 months

This has been known from the beginning. Poor air quality means more respiratory conditions, The area in Italy so badly affected had the highest levels of smoking in Italy and the worst air quality. It also had a very high density of older people and a health system with virtually no spare capacity over and above normal requirements. Same in Spain . Another stand out are the higher levels in cities with underground railways.

Doug
Doug 2 months

Are they seriously trying to link Covid to climate change. You'd have to be brainless to believe that as other, less polluted, nations are suffering Covid as well.

Thomas
Thomas 2 months

Better call China and tell them to stop polluting

Christopher
Christopher 2 months

The BGR article is a fantastic breakdown comparison of COVID-19 and Influenza!

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 2 months

We are being gaslighted constantly by the media. Our civilization will collapse.

filthynice 88
filthynice 88 2 months

Omg.... Im sick of this.. No..no it's not

Nate Smith
Nate Smith 2 months

Probably less to do with pollution and more to do with more people close together, more people more industry, more industry more pollution

Arthur
Arthur 2 months

Validation not guessing!

Exnihilo Adnihilum
Exnihilo Adnihilum 2 months

Air contaminates compound respiratory infections. I'm absolutely shocked I tell you...

Sal
Sal 2 months

It's all just an excuse for much more control, Ower and authority over us. Resist!

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 2 months

Well yeah, a better immune system keeps you healthy! Let's make this about some prefered environmental policies though instead of promoting people looking after themselves!

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