Impact of environmental factors on the transmission of COVID-19: spatial variations around the world

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Int J Environ Health Res. 12:1-17 April 2022. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2022.2063264. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous damage to global health and economy and exploded worldwide with colossal morbidity and mortality. The pattern of COVID infection varies in various parts of the world based on variations in the geographical environment. Multivariate generalized linear regression models: zero inflation negative binomial regression and zero inflation Poisson regression model were used to determine the important meteorological factors responsible for the spread of the pandemic on different continents. Asia has seen high COVID-19 infection and mortality has been extreme in Europe. Relative humidity, atmospheric pressure and wind speed are the main factors that have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. COVID-19 deaths in Asia are influenced by atmospheric pressure, temperature, precipitation, and relative humidity. Atmospheric pressure and temperature significantly affect the spread of the pandemic in Europe.

PMID:35412402 | DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2022.2063264

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