Role of pollution and weather indicators in the COVID-19 outbreak: A brief study on Delhi, India
preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.04.21249249
Kuldeep Singh, Aryan Agarwal
Subsert of table
Air Pollution reduces Vitamin D has the following:
Fact: Pollution reduces the amount of time that people are outdoors
Fact: Pollution is often associated with hot temperatures - another reason to not go outdoors
Fact: Less time outdoors results in lower Vitamin D levels
Fact: Pollution attenuates the amount of UVB getting to the skin (but by only a few percent)
Fact:The body's ability to fight Irritation/Inflammation is aided by vitamin D
Fact: All of the types of PM2.5 deaths are also associated with low vitamin D
Conclusion: Vitamin D supplementation helps the body fight the effects of pollution.
- There were 34 references on Air Pollution reduces Vitamin D page as of Dec 2020
- Inhaled vitamin D might turn out to be especially good form as it goes directly to the lungs.
COVID-19 treated by Vitamin D - studies, reports, videos
As of March 25, 2022, the VitaminDWiki COVID page had: 19 trial results, 37 meta-analyses and reviews, Mortality studies see related: Governments, HealthProblems, Hospitals, Dark Skins, 26 risk factors are ALL associated with low Vit D, Fight COVID-19 with 50K Vit D weekly Vaccines Take lots of Vitamin D at first signs of COVID 126 COVID Clinical Trials using Vitamin D (March 2023) Cost to prevent a COVID death: 11 dollars of Vitamin D - Nov 2022
5 most-recently changed Virus entries
Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
The present study examines the impact of environment pollution indicators and weather indicators on the COVID-19 outbreak in the capital city of India. In this study, we hypothesize that certain weather conditions with an atmosphere having high content of air pollutants, might impact the transmission of COVID-19, in addition to the direct human to human diffusion. The Kendall and Spearman rank correlation tests were chosen as an empirical methodology to conduct the statistical analysis. In this regard, we compiled a daily dataset of COVID-19 cases (Confirmed, Recovered, Deceased), Weather indicators (Temperature and relative humidity) and pollution indicators (PM 2.5, PM 10, NO2, CO, and SO2) in Delhi state of India. The effects of each parameter within three time frames of same day, 7 days ago, and 14 days ago are evaluated.
This study reveal a significant correlation between the transmission of COVID-19 outbreaks and the atmospheric pollutants with a combination of specific climatic conditions. The findings of this research will help the policymakers to identify risky geographic areas and enforce timely preventive measures.