Tuesday 14 July 2020
A team of Dutch scientists conducted a study that concluded a possible association between the spread of pollen in the air and the low number of infections with the Coronavirus.
Scientists from the Dutch Open University and the Erasmus Medical Center published a preliminary version of an article explaining the link between the prevalence of pollen in the air and the decrease in the number of influenza infections, as they considered that this trend also applies to the new Corona virus, according to what came on the website “Russia Today”.
The researchers drew curves that reflect data on influenza infections and the prevalence of pollen in the years 2016 to 2020, as well as data on patient outcomes of the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the Netherlands.
Scientists have come to the conclusion that data about the appearance of pollen in the air could, in combination with data on solar activity, be a predictor of the prevalence of influenza-like diseases, including a “COVID-19” infection.
Meanwhile, Oleg Pattishev, associate professor of the Department of Biophysics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, told the Russian newspaper “Izvestia” that the emergence of large quantities of pollen grains in the air could actually lead to the fusion of small spray particles that contain elements The virus, which makes it heavier, slows down its spread.
“The flowering begins when certain air temperatures are reached and the appropriate level of solar activity, factors that also affect the virus, as high temperature and ultraviolet radiation reduce the spread of viruses. For this reason, this can be just a coincidence,” Batchchev added.