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Manuscript Submission Deadline 31 May 2023

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the environmental science community has been increasingly active, and numerous studies and strong pieces of evidence have emerged on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the environment in which we live. For example, several types of air pollutants were found to be reduced globally during the COVID-19 lockdown periods. In contrast, environmental factors are also believed to play a critical role in the transmission of COVID-19. In this way, the interaction between the COVID-19 pandemic and the environment is far more complex than we had expected.

The purpose of this Research Topic is to explore the complex relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the environment in which we are living. Public health issues combined with various environmental factors are expected to be examined in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and any other emerging infectious diseases of global significance, such as the outbreak of the monkeypox pandemic that has already aroused global concern. How these emerging infectious diseases interact with environmental factors such as climate change and variability is not yet clear. The answer to such important questions is urgently needed.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on environmental quality and hence human health;
• The influence of environmental factors, including climate variability, on the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic or SARS-CoV-2 virus;
• The introduction of waste management and pollution control in the pandemic era;
• The role of climate change as well as its interaction in the development of global pandemics;
• Issues of other emerging infectious diseases of global significance such as the monkeypox pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, Environmental factors, Waste management, Pollution control, Climate change


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the environmental science community has been increasingly active, and numerous studies and strong pieces of evidence have emerged on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the environment in which we live. For example, several types of air pollutants were found to be reduced globally during the COVID-19 lockdown periods. In contrast, environmental factors are also believed to play a critical role in the transmission of COVID-19. In this way, the interaction between the COVID-19 pandemic and the environment is far more complex than we had expected.

The purpose of this Research Topic is to explore the complex relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the environment in which we are living. Public health issues combined with various environmental factors are expected to be examined in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and any other emerging infectious diseases of global significance, such as the outbreak of the monkeypox pandemic that has already aroused global concern. How these emerging infectious diseases interact with environmental factors such as climate change and variability is not yet clear. The answer to such important questions is urgently needed.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on environmental quality and hence human health;
• The influence of environmental factors, including climate variability, on the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic or SARS-CoV-2 virus;
• The introduction of waste management and pollution control in the pandemic era;
• The role of climate change as well as its interaction in the development of global pandemics;
• Issues of other emerging infectious diseases of global significance such as the monkeypox pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, Environmental factors, Waste management, Pollution control, Climate change


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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