Tag: <span>air</span>

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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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COVID-19 outbreak associated with air conditioning in restaurant

A new publication studies what happened in a restaurant and how air conditioning, an ordinary element in any place that serves food, could have helped infect at least nine people with COVID-19. This is the first work to suggest that air conditioning could play a role in COVID-19 transmission. The analyzed date took place on...

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Study reveals that airborne pathogen can last up to three hours

When the virus becomes suspended in droplets smaller than five micrometers ―known as aerosols― it can stay suspended for about a half-hour, researchers said, before drifting down and settling on surfaces where it can linger for hours (in the study’s experimental setup, the virus stayed suspended for three hours, but it would drift down much...