Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15738-w
Title: The moderating effect of solar radiation on the association between human mobility and COVID-19 infection in Europe
Authors: Zhao, Wenyu
Zhu, Yongjian
Xie, Jingui
Zheng, Zhichao
Luo, Haidong
Ooi, Oon Cheong 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Solar radiation
Human mobility
COVID-19
Moderating effect
PANEL-DATA MODELS
TEMPERATURE
EMPLOYMENT
ESTIMATOR
IMPACT
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2021
Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Citation: Zhao, Wenyu, Zhu, Yongjian, Xie, Jingui, Zheng, Zhichao, Luo, Haidong, Ooi, Oon Cheong (2021-08-03). The moderating effect of solar radiation on the association between human mobility and COVID-19 infection in Europe. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH 29 (1) : 828-835. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15738-w
Abstract: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a global pandemic. Some studies have suggested a negative association between sunlight intensity and COVID-19 infection, alluding to the belief that it might be safe to go out on sunny days. This paper examined whether solar radiation mitigated the association between human mobility and COVID-19 infection in Europe using a dynamic panel data model to investigate the effect of human mobility, solar radiation, and their interaction on COVID-19 infection. The results revealed that outgoing mobility was positively correlated and solar radiation was negatively correlated with COVID-19 infection at lag levels of 1, 2, and 3 weeks. The coefficients of the interaction items indicated that solar radiation negatively moderated the relationship between outgoing mobility and the number of daily new confirmed cases at 2- and 3-week lag levels. However, the moderating effect was limited and unable to eliminate the positive effect of outgoing mobility on COVID-19 infection. Thus, these results suggested that solar radiation only weakly mitigated the relationship between human mobility and COVID-19 infection, providing policy implications that mobility should still be restricted on sunny days during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/235028
ISSN: 0944-1344
1614-7499
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-021-15738-w
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