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Air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: Strengths and limitations of an ecological regression analysis

On Nov 5, 2020
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RT @peterwsinger: New data on pollution-health link: Every increase of 1mg of fine-particle air pollutants in a US county was associated with 11% increase in CV-19 mortality rate there https://t.co/ganPhxzPIF The environment matters. Hopefully we can now get back to protecting it and your kids
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Assessing whether long-term exposure to air pollution increases the severity of COVID-19 health outcomes, including death, is an important public health objective. Limitations in COVID-19 data availability and quality remain obstacles to conducting conclusive studies on this topic. ...

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On Nov 5, 2020
@PeterAsaro shared
RT @peterwsinger: New data on pollution-health link: Every increase of 1mg of fine-particle air pollutants in a US county was associated with 11% increase in CV-19 mortality rate there https://t.co/ganPhxzPIF The environment matters. Hopefully we can now get back to protecting it and your kids
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Air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: Strengths and limitations of an ecological regression analysis

Air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: Strengths and limitations of an ecological regression analysis

Assessing whether long-term exposure to air pollution increases the severity of COVID-19 health outcomes, including death, is an important public health objective. Limitations in COVID-19 ...

Evaluating the impact of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on mortality among the elderly

Evaluating the impact of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on mortality among the elderly

Many studies link long-term fine particle (PM2.5) exposure to mortality, even at levels below current US air quality standards (12 μg/m3). These findings have been disputed, with claims ...

How the Harvard Covid-19 Study Became the Center of a Partisan Uproar

How the Harvard Covid-19 Study Became the Center of a Partisan Uproar

Virus cases were surging, Trump’s EPA was reviewing air pollution standards, and two scientists were trying to navigate the ‘Wild West’ that resulted.

Marginal Effects—Quantifying the Effect of Changes in Risk Factors in Logistic Regression Models

Marginal Effects—Quantifying the Effect of Changes in Risk Factors in Logistic Regression Models

This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods discusses the marginal effects approach to express the strength of the association between a risk factor and a binary outcome from a logistic ...

Prediction, Estimation, and Attribution

Prediction, Estimation, and Attribution

(2020). Prediction, Estimation, and Attribution. Journal of the American Statistical Association: Vol. 115, No. 530, pp. 636-655.

Experts blast EPA move on air quality following pollution link to COVID-19 deaths

Experts blast EPA move on air quality following pollution link to COVID-19 deaths

"To whom does Wheeler answer when he makes life or death determinations?" one legal expert asked. "It's a moral question. It's not just a legal question."

Cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe reassessed using novel hazard ratio functions

Cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe reassessed using novel hazard ratio functions

AbstractAims. Ambient air pollution is a major health risk, leading to respiratory and cardiovascular mortality. A recent Global Exposure Mortality Model, base

Haagen-Smit Award Recipients

Haagen-Smit Award Recipients

Since 2001, the California Air Resources Board has annually bestowed these distinguished awards upon extraordinary individuals and international leaders to recognize significant career ...

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing far larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.

Air Pollution at Legal Levels Kills Thousands: Study

Air Pollution at Legal Levels Kills Thousands: Study

Current air quality standards may be lacking, EPA-funded research suggests