The ambient ozone and COVID-19 transmissibility in China: A data-driven ecological study of 154 cities
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AbstractThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has triggered a pandemic and is still spreading around the world. Exploring the environmental factors that associate with the prevalence and transmission would improve the understanding of COVID-19 and contribute to the long-term control strategies of the outbreak. 1, 2 Besides the meteorological factors 3, to what extend do common air pollutants may affect the COVID-19 transmission remains unclear. To fill this knowledge gap, we examined the associations between common air pollutants and COVID-19 transmissibility in Chinese cities.
We obtained the daily count of COVID-19 cases for each Chinese city from the Chinese provincial health agencies and China National Health Commission (CNHC). 4 We quantified the transmissibility of COVID-19 by using the basic reproduction number (R 0), a unit-free measure of infectivity that is commonly used in infectious disease …
All Author(s) ListJinjun Ran, Shi Zhao, Lefei Han, Dieyi Chen, Zuyao Yang, Lin Yang, Maggie H Wang, Daihai He
Journal nameJournal of Infection
Volume Number81
Issue Number3
Pagese9 - e11
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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