Wednesday, 21 July, 2021
10:00 - 11:30 EDT
Marco Travaglio, PhD student, MRC Toxicology Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge
Maria João Amorim, PhD, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
"Links between air pollution and COVID-19 in England"
In the UK, the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has caused over 120,000 deaths. However, uncertainty remains surrounding environmental risk factors for this disease. In our study, we show a clear link between air pollution and COVID-19 in England. We compared SARS-CoV-2 cases and deaths recorded in public databases to both regional and subregional air pollution data monitored at multiple sites across England.
This was the first study to combine a population- and individual-level approach to investigate the impact of air pollution on COVID-19 infectivity and mortality in England. Our research uniquely places the disease within the context of potentially modifiable risk factors, providing a useful framework for implementing air quality management programmes for disease prevention and control.
"COVID-19 through Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP): building networks to understand the disease"
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing global public health problem caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus–2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemics. Scientists around the world are producing invaluable data at an unprecedent speed in a mobilized effort to provide answers about this emerging virus. his webinar explains how the CIAO project is modelling COVID-19 pathogenesis at several layers by exploiting the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) framework (www.ciao-covid.net).