Covid – 19
Research Press Releases
Air Pollution and COVID-19 Severity:
Dr. Chen’s most recent publications have illustrated how exposure to air pollutants (PM 2.5 and nitrogen dioxide) can have an increased risk of more serious outcomes from COVID-19. This has caught the attention of many news publications, which can all be visited below detailing the new findings.
- HealthDay ran a story which was picked up by US News & World Report, UPI, and more than 100 other local media outlets across the country.
- Physician’s Briefing, which was picked up by Doctor’s Lounge, Drugs.com, The Daily Times, St Louis Post-Dispatch, The Southern Illinoisan, The Montana Standard, Clarinda Herald-Journal, The Grifton News and The Breeze
- Health Digest
- The following outlets, which combined have more than 6 million unique monthly viewers ran our press release: Medical-Express and News-Medical
- The story was also posted on KSOM, EurekAlert.org, and was run by USC News as an Editor’s Pick.
Ambient Air Pollution Is Associated with Increased COVID-19 Incidence
The USC study of ambient air pollution during four 2020-2021 case surges found that long-term exposures to PM2.5and NO2 were associated with increased COVID-19 incidence. Read more…