Tag: <span>air pollution</span>

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Air pollution may be key contributor to COVID-19 deaths

High air pollution could be one of the most important factors in deaths from coronavirus disease. This is indicated by a new study that analyzes what happened in 66 administrative regions in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, and which concludes that 78.5% of deaths from this disease occurred in only five regions, precisely those with...

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Air pollution linked to far higher COVID-19 death rates, study finds

According to a new nationwide (US) study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, air pollution is linked to significantly higher rates of death in people with COVID-19 ―dirty air was already known to increase the risk of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which is extremely deadly and a cause of COVID-19-related deaths, as...

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Smoking is linked to severe COVID-19 infection

Mounting evidence suggests that, compared with nonsmokers, people who smoke cigarettes face a higher risk of developing severe complications and dying from COVID-19 infections. For instance, a study of more than 1,000 patients in China, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that smokers with COVID-19 were more likely to require intensive medical...