The Anonymous Widower

Air Pollution May Be ‘Key Contributor’ To Covid-19 Deaths – Study

The title of this post is the same as that of this article in the Guardian.

This is the first two paragraphs.

High levels of air pollution may be “one of the most important contributors” to deaths from Covid-19, according to research.

The analysis shows that of the coronavirus deaths across 66 administrative regions in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, 78% of them occurred in just five regions, and these were the most polluted.

I think that this report could prove significant. But I have no idea why!

I grew up in a very polluted London, where regularly at Primary School we would be sent home early as the smog was so bad. In those days of the 1950s, there were few  immigrants and I only remember one black person at school. She was the Deputy Head Girl! The few immigrants at school, were generally Poles, although I do remember one Spanish boy.

April 20, 2020 - Posted by | Health, World | , ,


  1. Possibly the pollution damages the immune system? It probably causes damage to the lungs too in the same way smoking does.

    Comment by mauricegreed | April 20, 2020 | Reply

    • I think that this may be correct.

      Some places with bad health, but low pollution like Blackpool, Halton, Hartlepool, North Lincolnshire, have low numbers of cases. Also places like Torbay with good sea air are similar.

      The data needs to be visualised by an expert.

      Comment by AnonW | April 20, 2020 | Reply

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