Air pollution in St. Louis helps fuel coronavirus spread, especially in communities of color

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The coronavirus spreads faster in areas with poor air quality, according to new research from Washington University.

Researchers analyzed data on environmental, socioeconomic and health factors from a dozen U.S. cities, including St. Louis. They found that long-term exposure to microscopic air pollution and population density were both linked to faster coronavirus transmission — especially among communities of color.

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