Pollution worsens Covid - read what Govt has to say
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) accepted a correlation between air pollution and Covid-19 mortality. Addressing the media, ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargav said that international studies have established that Covid-19 and air pollution can aggravate respiratory disorders and lead to an increase in mortality. Dr Bhargav also quoted a study conducted at Howard Chen Institute in Boston, the US, which has found that the SARS-COV-2 virus remains suspended in PM 2.5 (particulate matter) in most-polluted environments. He further said that given the conditions, rapid and widespread adoption of wearing masks is the only treatment against Covid-19 and pollution. In fact, a study conducted in San Francisco on wildfires and their effect on Covid-19 mortality shows that the wildfire allied pollutants, particulate matter PM-2.5m and CO have a positive association with an increased number of SARS-COV-2 daily cases, cumulative cases and cumulative deaths in San Francisco. Many countries around the world are experiencing high levels of air pollution.
This is not about any religion. Lets not burn crackers for safety of our families friends and communities thanks 🙏 🙏 more
It is important to know what are those PM10 and PM 2.5 particles. These particles are also from small fires in the city during winter, millions of small shop tandoors and generators which are working without the use of petrol.
These studies should be taught to children the importance of pollution. Burning crackers for three days will not pollute much. One can measure the composition of these fine particles.
If people are worried then let people do at a central place like USA. We do during Dasserhera we burn Ravan at a central place.
let us burn crackers. You must see the joy in the eyes in small children. The only important thing is parents should spend a few hours with them during burning cracker. more