How much does air pollution amplify COVID-19 severeness? | COVID-19 Special

A toxic and potentially deadly partnership - air pollution and COVID-19: There is a strong correlation between air pollution and COVID-19 mortality rates. The risk of dying from the disease is higher the longer we are exposed to air polluted with these particles. The coronavirus is a respiratory disease. It attacks the lungs and other organs, in its attempt to infect its host. But it has another strategy - air pollution. Scientists believe it uses fine particulate matter as a carrier. Studies show the pollution also lays the groundwork for the virus, aggravating the throat and lungs, to make us more susceptible to COVID. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deutschewelle #Coronavirus #Covid19 #AirPollution


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