Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK government advisers

Experts say further investigation of link is urgently required and may be relevant to managing pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government ’s expert advisers.In areport published on Wednesday, the experts said further investigation of the link between dirty air and the coronavirus pandemic was “urgently required” and may be relevant to how the pandemic is managed.Continue reading...
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