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Air Pollution Linked to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:58 PM

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/climate/air-pollution-coronavirus-c
ovid.html


April 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — Coronavirus patients in areas that had high levels of air pollution before the pandemic are more likely to die from the infection than patients in cleaner parts of the country, according to a new nationwide study that offers the first clear link between long-term exposure to pollution and Covid-19 death rates.

In an analysis of 3,080 counties in the United States, researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that higher levels of the tiny, dangerous particles in air known as PM 2.5 were associated with higher death rates from the disease.

For weeks, public health officials have surmised a link between dirty air and death or serious illness from Covid-19, which is caused by the coronavirus. The Harvard analysis is the first nationwide study to show a statistical link, revealing a “large overlap” between Covid-19 deaths and other diseases associated with long-term exposure to fine particulate matter.

“The results of this paper suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution increases vulnerability to experiencing the most severe Covid-19 outcomes,” the authors wrote.

The paper found that if Manhattan had lowered its average particulate matter level by just a single unit, or one microgram per cubic meter, over the past 20 years, the borough would most likely have seen 248 fewer Covid-19 deaths by this point in the outbreak.

Over all, the research could have significant implications for how public health officials choose to allocate resources like ventilators and respirators as the coronavirus spreads. The paper has been fast-tracked for peer review and publication in the New England Journal of Medicine.

It found that just a slight increase in long-term pollution exposure could have serious coronavirus-related consequences, even accounting for other factors like smoking rates and population density.

“This study provides evidence that counties that have more polluted air will experience higher risks of death for Covid-19,” said Francesca Dominici, a professor of biostatistics at Harvard who led the study.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:14 PM

THG


Only those tested are be declared as dying from the virus. That means many more are not being counted. They are not testing the dead.

T


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:20 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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People are blaming this on 5G towers too.

I wonder when the crazies will come out of the woodwork to start blaming it on cow farts.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:27 AM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


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Originally posted by THG:
Only those tested are be declared as dying from the virus. That means many more are not being counted. They are not testing the dead.



What I wanna know is exactly when did this administration know that entire black communities were going to be wiped out and did they take ANY action??

Someone HAD to know at some point. 72% of dead in Chicago are black.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:16 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by WISHIMAY:
Quote:

Originally posted by THG:
Only those tested are be declared as dying from the virus. That means many more are not being counted. They are not testing the dead.



What I wanna know is exactly when did this administration know that entire black communities were going to be wiped out and did they take ANY action??

Someone HAD to know at some point. 72% of dead in Chicago are black.



Yeah. I'm sure it's a black thing, and I'm sure an entire black community is going to be wiped out.

Geez.


There's 249 people dead in Crook County, which includes a hell of a lot of suburbs of Chicago too. Not even 1/16th the amount dead in NYC.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:40 AM

THG


Quote:

Originally posted by WISHIMAY:
Quote:

Originally posted by THG:

Only those tested are be declared as dying from the virus. That means many more are not being counted. They are not testing the dead.



What I wanna know is exactly when did this administration know that entire black communities were going to be wiped out and did they take ANY action??

Someone HAD to know at some point. 72% of dead in Chicago are black.



The science has always shown that congested areas would be affected most. They live in congested areas. So they've always known, and in this instance at the federal level, did and are doing nothing about it. What needed to be done, needed to be done months ago and was not.

T


Deep state describes dedicated, educated professionals.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:41 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by THG:
Quote:

Originally posted by WISHIMAY:
Quote:

Originally posted by THG:

Only those tested are be declared as dying from the virus. That means many more are not being counted. They are not testing the dead.



What I wanna know is exactly when did this administration know that entire black communities were going to be wiped out and did they take ANY action??

Someone HAD to know at some point. 72% of dead in Chicago are black.



The science has always shown that congested areas would be affected most. They live in congested areas. So they've always known, and in this instance at the federal level, did and are doing nothing about it. What needed to be done, needed to be done months ago and was not.

T


Deep state describes dedicated, educated professionals.




Are you ascribing that somehow to racism too?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:18 AM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:



There's 249 people dead in Crook County, which includes a hell of a lot of suburbs of Chicago too. Not even 1/16th the amount dead in NYC.




Tell that to this woman's family

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-woman-86-three-her-sons
-die-after-contracting-coronavirus-n1178351

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:33 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by WISHIMAY:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:



There's 249 people dead in Crook County, which includes a hell of a lot of suburbs of Chicago too. Not even 1/16th the amount dead in NYC.




Tell that to this woman's family

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-woman-86-three-her-sons
-die-after-contracting-coronavirus-n1178351




Tell what that that woman's family, exactly?

And no matter what your answer to that question is, I'll probably have a pretty hard time doing it since they're all dead.





Back to the topic at hand. You're making a claim that the Coomph death demographics are more proof that Trump is racist.

Put up, or shut up.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 4:05 PM

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