A Link Between Air Pollution and Coronavirus Outcomes

As Robert Roy Britt reports in Elemental, increases in pollution due to a federal relaxation of air quality standards in March led to increases in Covid-19 deaths in some the most industrialized areas of the United States, new research suggests. Studies are also suggesting that people who live in the most polluted areas of the United States are more likely to get Covid-19 and suffer more severe symptoms. Read the full story below.

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that