COVID19

Study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19

Study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19

A comprehensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals finds links between the severity of their infections and the levels of air pollutants they face. “This adds to existing evidence that air pollution is a silent killer,” said Chen Chen, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of California and lead author of the …

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Rapid COVID-19 detection tests: a more detailed guide would minimize errors

Rapid COVID-19 detection tests: a more detailed guide would minimize errors

Users of rapid antigen detection tests for COVID-19 make several mistakes when handling them and interpreting the results, Montreal researchers have found, but the situation can be remedied by providing them with more detailed instructions. Some of the most common errors involved the amount of liquid to be used and the identification of a positive …

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