Severe air pollution links to higher mortality in COVID-19 patients: The “double-hit” hypothesis.

Volume: 81, Issue: 2, Pages: 255 - 259
Published: Aug 1, 2020
Abstract
ObjectivesIn areas of SARS-CoV-2 outbreak worldwide mean air pollutants concentrations vastly exceed the maximum limits. Chronic exposure to air pollutants have been associated with lung ACE-2 over-expression which is known to be the main receptor for SARS-CoV-2. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between air pollutants concentration (PM 2.5 and NO2) and COVID-19 outbreak, in terms of transmission, number of patients, severity...
Paper Details
Title
Severe air pollution links to higher mortality in COVID-19 patients: The “double-hit” hypothesis.
Published Date
Aug 1, 2020
Volume
81
Issue
2
Pages
255 - 259
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