Link between air pollution and coronavirus mortality in Italy could be possible
ScienceDaily | April 6, 2020 | Source: Aarhus University
A group of scientists has found another small piece in the puzzle of understanding COVID-19. Looking for reasons why the mortality rate is up to 12% in the northern part of Italy and only approx. 4.5% in the rest of the country, they found a probable correlation between air pollution and mortality in two of the worst affected regions in northern Italy.
Journal Reference: Edoardo Conticini, Bruno Frediani, Dario Caro. Can atmospheric pollution be considered a co-factor in extremely high level of SARS-CoV-2 lethality in Northern Italy? Environmental Pollution, 2020; 114465 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114465