The entire world is fighting with a global pandemic COVID-19. The severity of the situation is increasing day by day. Recently a study has linked pollution exposure to the mortality rate of coronavirus. To make it simple, pollution exposure increases the risk of dying due to COVID-19. Let’s gain complete information about the same.
Coronavirus, A major threat to humanity
People are getting infected due to coronavirus in large amounts. The numerical value of death tolls is increasing rapidly. The United States of America tops the list. It is the worst affected country by a coronavirus. Earlier America was followed by Brazil. But a few days back India surpassed Brazil and occupied the second spot in the list. These three are the top rank holders in the list of most affected countries. Day by day the situation is getting worse. However, for the survival of livelihood and for providing a proper balance to a country’s economy, people are performing their respective works. But fear surrounds us constantly. The fear of protecting your family, especially the children and the old age people.
A long wait
While we are fighting a long battle with this virus. Another thing seems to be longer and that’s the wait for the vaccine. People are performing their work with absolute precautions. But still, this is not the way we used to live our lives before. It feels like a huge trap. Everyone wants to be free. Free from this fear, free from this ‘new normal’ lifestyle. All of us are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the vaccine. We hope it comes soon.
A recent study
Pollution continues to be a mega problem almost everywhere. Various health issues are caused due to growing pollution. The increasing toxicity in the air we breathe is very hazardous. Our water bodies are getting contaminated. All this contributes to our health decline. Recently, the study done by IOP placed a report. It was stated that an increase in the concentration of multiple pollutants. These come from a class known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). They are associated with a 9% increase in COVID-19 mortality.
Some more factual information
Some more facts were provided. The study also linked diesel exhaust, soot, smog naphthalene, and acetaldehyde. These are also responsible for increased coronavirus mortality rates. Resource scarcity also becomes a major reason. Low-income communities are more likely to live in areas with greater pollution rates. They have also been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.