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COVID-19 & THE ROLE OF POLLUTION
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COVID-19 & THE ROLE OF POLLUTION 

(Prof. Karamat Rajput) COVID-19 is the most burning topic to talk about these days all over the world.
The world think-tank is thus trying to explore this life-threatening virus from all aspects. The most competent persons of the world are of the opinion that the presence of pollution in the air is helping various viruses damage human life globally. The study, published in SCIENCE DIRECT tells that the high level of pollution in northern Italy should be considered an additional co-factor of the high level of mortality recorded in that area. Thus, high levels of air pollution can raise the risk of dying from COVID-19.

The most underlying pollution-related conditions have caused severe damage to human life. However, medical professionals say it is too early to prove a direct relationship between COVID-19 & POLLUTION.
World-wide attempts are on way to draw a map of the most polluted cities based on the authentic database to support national authorities in these regions so that they can prepare their epidemic response plan accordingly.
A US study suggests COVID-19 death rates rise by about 15% in areas with even a small increase in fine-particle pollution levels in the years before the pandemic.

These particles, one-30th of the diameter of a human hair, have previously been linked to health issues including respiratory infections and lung cancer. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Chair of epidemiology Air pollution reveals that efforts are in line with earlier reports on hospitalization and mortality due to pneumonia. As per the first findings in this regard, the role of pollution is substantiating our suspicion and the hypothesis that the severity of the COVID-19 infection may be augmented by particulate matter air pollution.

Another study, at the University of Siena, in Italy, and Arhus University, in Denmark, suggest a possible link between high levels of air pollution and COVID-19 deaths in northern Italy. It is also a dire need of the present scenario that population, age, differing health systems, and a variation in prevention policies across regions should also be taken into account.

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