The aim of this webinar is to share with the audience some preliminary findings on the associations of environmental factors (weather conditions and air pollution) with the epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 in Chinese cities. In short, the research found significant association of ambient nitrogen dioxide levels with basic reproduction number (R0) of COVID-19 in China; in contrast, no associations were found for temperature or UV radiation with R0 of COVID-19. Moreover, the fatality rate of COVID-19 was found to be associated with PM2.5 and PM10, both in Hubei Province and other cities outside Hubei Province in China. The research highlights the potential benefit of air pollution control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar is organized by APRU Global Health Program and
USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health.
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Date and Time
Friday, June 19, 2020
11 am (Sydney)/10 am (Tokyo/Seoul)/9 am (Hong Kong/Beijing)/8 am (Bangkok)
Thursday, June 18, 2020
6 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
This webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.
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