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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Jul 14, 2020

In some areas of the globe, people are seeing blue skies for the first time during COVID-19 lockdowns. But is this really indicative of a major shift in the reduction of air pollution? Dr. Urvashi Narain, lead economist at the World Bank of South Asia, recently authored a report: “Air Pollution: Locked Down by COVID-19 But Not Arrested.” Dr Narain talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about how activity restrictions have and have not reduced air pollution, how pollution can contribute to the transmission and severity of COVID-19, and why bluer skies should not lead to complacency in regulating emissions.