Pollen can raise your risk of getting COVID-19, whether you have allergies or not

Exposure to pollen can raise your risk of developing COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March 9 shows. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska, a co-author of the new peer-reviewed study and other recent research on pollen and climate change, explains the findings and why pollen seasons are getting longer and more intense.

What does pollen have to do with a virus?

The most important takeaway from our new study is that pollen can be a factor in exacerbating COVID-19.

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