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Quality of indoor air plummeted in some homes during COVID-19 shutdown

Dr. Naresh Kumar
Environmental sensors placed in Miami- and Baltimore-area homes by University of Miami public health researcher Naresh Kumar recorded elevated levels of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and other harmful substances during a two-month, stay-at-home period. Read more about the study here.

Assessment of reductions in environmentally induced disease burden due to COVID-19

Dr. Naresh Kumar, Dr. J. Sunil Rao and Dr. Jayaweera Dushyantha
Dr. Naresh Kumar, Dr. J. Sunil Rao, and Dr. Jayaweera Dushyantha are working on a project titled "Assessing reductions in environmentally induced disease burden due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic: an unexpected reboot."

Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission: Mitigating between the Concurrent Threats

Dr. James Shultz
Dr. James Shultz and a multidisciplinary group of experts discuss the complexities and potential solutions for addressing the dual threats of climate-driven Atlantic hurricanes and COVID-19 transmission. Proven mitigation approaches to ensure safety from hurricanes and to stop the spread of COVID-19 often require measures that are incompatible in nature. Read the full paper here.