Researchers started investigating pollen after noticing that Covid-19 cases fell during the blooming season – but went up sharply afterwards. Photo: AFP Researchers started investigating pollen after noticing that Covid-19 cases fell during the blooming season – but went up sharply afterwards. Photo: AFP
Researchers started investigating pollen after noticing that Covid-19 cases fell during the blooming season – but went up sharply afterwards. Photo: AFP

Pollen could play a role in reducing spread of coronavirus, Dutch study finds

  • Researchers in the Netherlands say reported cases dropped when pollen count was high
  • They say it ‘seems to create a bio-aerosol that lowers the reproduction number of flu-like viruses’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Researchers started investigating pollen after noticing that Covid-19 cases fell during the blooming season – but went up sharply afterwards. Photo: AFP Researchers started investigating pollen after noticing that Covid-19 cases fell during the blooming season – but went up sharply afterwards. Photo: AFP
Researchers started investigating pollen after noticing that Covid-19 cases fell during the blooming season – but went up sharply afterwards. Photo: AFP
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