After COVID-19 initial diffusion in Europe in March 2020, research has suggested a direct correlation between environmental pollution and contagion dynamics (i.e., environment-to-human pollution), thereby indicating that mechanisms other than human-to-human transmission can explain COVID-19 diffusion. However, these studies did not consider that complex outcomes, such as a pandemic's diffusion patterns, are typically caused by a multiplicity of environmental, economic and social factors. While disciplinary specialties increase scholars' attitudes of concentrating on specific factors, neglecting this multiplicity during a pandemic crisis can lead to misleading conclusions. This communication aims to focus on certain limitations of current research about environmental-to-human COVID-19 transmission and shows the benefit of an interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional approach to understand the geographical diversity of contagion diffusion patterns.
Understanding COVID-19 diffusion requires an interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional approach / E. Bontempi, S. Vergalli, F. Squazzoni. - In: ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 0013-9351. - 188(2020 Sep).
|Titolo:||Understanding COVID-19 diffusion requires an interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional approach|
SQUAZZONI, FLAMINIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||COVID-19; Environment-to-human pollution; Economy; Interdisciplinarity|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale|
Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2020|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||giu-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109814|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|