Pollution and pandemic: Dirty air may spread the coronavirus

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Pollution and pandemic: Dirty air may spread the coronavirus

Conventional wisdom about how the coronavirus spreads gives a dangerously incomplete picture of this airborne disease   There could be a way out of this pandemic if we can see past what we believe about the transmission and management of the disease. Asymptomatic and aerosol transmission have been revealed as blind spots; transmission though polluted air may prove to be a third one, no less consequential. From the outset, the messaging of those in authority has been consistent: Keep our distance, wash our hands, wear masks near others, and lock…

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