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Studies Link Air Pollution To Increase In COVID-19 Deaths, Severity Of Illness

Research shows that long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the danger of the coronavirus. New studies from the U.S. and Italy, and studies on the 1918 flu pandemic found that polluted cities accounted for higher mortality rates.

Reid Frazier (@reidfrazier) of StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Allegheny Front reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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