Coronavirus and air quality: What we know so far

The novel coronavirus can spread on atmospheric particulates, exposure to which weakens the human body and makes contracting the virus more likely. But lockdowns have also led to cleaner air and even more solar power production. Here’s what you need to know.

by Gareth Simkins
Particulate pollution can have a dramatic impact on Covid-19 outcomes. Photograph: SOPA Images/Getty Images
Particulate pollution can have a dramatic impact on Covid-19 outcomes. Photograph: SOPA Images/Getty Images

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