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Sara De Matteis, ERS 2020 – Air Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality

Published Online: September 23rd 2020

We discuss with Prof. Sara De Matteis (University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy) what we know so far about the potential association between air pollution exposure and SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Questions
1. Could you give us a brief overview of the potential association between air pollution exposure and SARS-CoV-2 infection? (0:34)
2. What is the biological plausibility that there could be a connection between air pollution and COVID-19 severity and mortality? (1:45)
3. Is there epidemiological evidence to support this association, and if so, what has it shown so far? (2:54)
4. What future studies do you feel are needed to further address this link? (5:26)

Speaker disclosure: Sara de Matteis has nothing to disclose in relation to this interview

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media.

Filmed in coverage of the ERS International Congress 2020.

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