Expert Q&A: Harvard’s COVID-19 and Air Quality Study
The medical and scientific communities all suspected there was a link between the risk of COVID-19 and air quality. But until recently, that link was unproven.
In this exclusive interview, ClimaCell’s Chief Scientist Dr. Daniel Rothenberg interviews Xiao Wu, a Ph.D candidate at Harvard University on his study of how air quality directly impacts COVID-19 — using ClimaCell’s global air quality data set.
This discussion covers:
- Why Wu specifically investigated whether or not there was a linkage between air quality and COVID-19
- How air quality relates to underlying or pre-existing conditions that can adversely impact one’s experience with COVID-19
- The key results and conclusions of the study, including the impact of air quality on health overall
- The key takeaways for healthcare and environmental leaders
For those who would like more details, you can read the full paper: Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States