The Covid-19 crisis has gripped the entire world. Major sources of contamination in China and Europe are often found in areas where there is air pollution. One of the many questions that the virus raises is therefore: Is there a connection between air pollution and the degree of susceptibility to Covid-19? Bo Andree investigated this question in his article ‘Incidence of COVID-19 and Connections with Air Pollution Exposure – Evidence from the Netherlands’, a World Bank publication that appeared recently. The research received a lot of attention in the Netherlands, and even led to a parliamentary question.


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May 2020