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Covid severity and air quality – the connection doesn’t add up

Paul Biggs (Retired cancer researcher, University of Birmingham) Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth Staffordshire B77
24 July 2020
 

It’s clear that Covid-19 is being used to attack motorised transport using weak and contrived evidence. Your news item “Air pollution ‘likely’ to worsen Covid symptoms – COMEAP” (LTT 13 Jul) is another example, albeit considerably more nuanced than articles I’ve read elsewhere.

‘Covidemiology’, as I have called it, is a new low in air pollution epidemiology research. Even the impact assessment produced by Transport for London following the...

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