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COVID-19 and air quality - effects and interactions

Against the background of the global COVID-19 outbreak and the increasing number of confirmed infections Europe, a shutdown of all non-essential businesses took place. Besides lower emissions from industries the amount of traffic declined significantly, especially in regions with a high commuter amounts. Traffic is an important source of fine particles, and due to their size and chemical composition they pose a high risk to human health. On a global scale PM has led to >3.3 million premature deaths and has been associated with diseases like acute lower respiratory illness or COPD. Furtherm...

MESSEQ - MEthodology for Simulation and Selection of Economic Quarantine exit scenarios

Introduction - One of the main challenges in the crisis period we are going through is to choose the right scenario for leaving quarantine or even resuming partial quarantine if necessary. The scenarios to be analysed must combine public health and economic and social impact. Such an initiative should be carried out in collaboration with government decision-making bodies such as Ministry of Economy, HCPN... Objective - This project would then make it possible to simulate and test all the possible scenarios for a gradual exit from containment while limiting the risk of contagion and optimis...

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