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Cyclists pass through thick pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing in China's northwest Hebei province, 18 July 2006. China's economy expanded at its fastest pace in a decade with growth of 11.3 percent in the second quarter, official data showed, exceeding expectations and possibly signaling the need for new cooling measures. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo by Peter PARKS / AFP)
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Air pollution linked to 15 percent of coronavirus deaths: study

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15 percent of Covid-19 deaths globally, according to research that highlights the health risks posed by greenhouse gas emissions
dpatopbilder - HANDOUT - 06.03.2020, USA, Washington: Diese von den Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) im Januar 2020 zur Verfügung gestellte Illustration zeigt das neuartige Coronavirus. Wie ein stacheliger Ball sieht das neue Coronavirus aus, wenn man es sehr stark vergrößert. Foto: Cdc/ZUMA Wire/dpa
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Contagious diseases compared

How contagious is Covid-19 compared to other diseases? This graphic illustrates the number of people which are infected on average by a person suffering from a disease (e.g. measles, influenza, Ebola...).
Pedestrians wearing face masks cross a road during a Lunar New public holiday in Hong Kong on January 27, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: Anthony Wallace / AFP
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20th century pandemics more deadly than today’s epidemics

Before the emergence of the new coronavirus, which has caused global alarm, other epidemics struck earlier this century but were less deadly than the previous century's pandemics