Tag Archives: COVID-19

Scientists warn air pollution is climbing back to pre-COVID levels

Cleaner air connected to pandemic lockdowns won’t last forever. The devastating coronavirus pandemic had a notable side effect early on: less air pollution. Satellites monitored the changes over the last year as people stayed at home and factories shut down. With … Continue reading

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NASA model reveals how much COVID-related pollution levels deviated from the norm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, space- and ground-based observations have shown that Earth’s atmosphere has seen significant reductions in some air pollutants. However, scientists wanted to know how much of that decline can be attributed to changes in human activity … Continue reading

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New study links air pollution to 15 percent of COVID-19 deaths

Researchers say deaths linked to COVID-19 and air pollution represents ‘potentially avoidable, excess mortality’. Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15 percent of COVID-19 deaths globally, according to a new study. Published in the journal Cardiovascular Research … Continue reading

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Covid-19 deaths exacerbated by urban air pollution

Urban air pollution could make people more susceptible to Covid-19, according to researchers at Emory University. The researchers analysed key urban air pollutants, including fine particle matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) across 3,122 counties in the US from … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Scientists find ‘unambiguous evidence’ that Covid-19 can remain airborne

Following months of speculation and disagreement in the health community, a team of researchers has found that Covid-19 is airborne and that current social distancing guidelines could lead to more exposures and outbreaks. Confirmation of aerosol transmission, at distances of … Continue reading

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‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study

Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and deaths There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date. The … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Mandatory for all in Singapore to wear mask when out, except for kids under 2 and those doing strenuous exercise

It is mandatory, with immediate effect, for everyone to wear a mask when they step out as part of stricter measures to curb the further spread of the coronavirus. Those who do not risk a $300 fine for first-time offenders. There … Continue reading

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