AUSTIN, Texas — A new study shows that congestion is bad for people who work in transportation.
The study, by the University of Texas at Austin, looked at traffic congestion and mortality rates in Mexico and found that people who worked in the transportation industry were nearly four times as likely to die of COVID-19 as people who did not work in the industry.
The report looked at mortality rates for the period between November 2010 and March 2011.
People who worked or lived in the metropolitan area where COVID was most common were 4.4 times more likely to have died of COV-19 than people who didn’t work in that area, according to the report.
People with a high school education were 2.9 times more than those without a highschool education.
People who work for transportation companies had a lower mortality rate than people with a job, and those who worked for a transportation company had a higher mortality rate.
The researchers concluded that the increased risk of death from COVID could have been avoided if workers had been more aware of the risk of COVD, the report states.
“Workers should be aware of their own risk, and they should be prepared for any hazards that arise,” said study lead author Ramiro Herrera, a doctoral student in the department of economics.
“These findings suggest that the public health and health care systems in Mexico have not taken adequate measures to protect workers from COV transmission.”
The researchers say that while the risk posed by COVID is low, there are still challenges and that it is important for workers to be aware about the risks.
They also say that the study’s findings should be used in planning the implementation of prevention programs, including vaccination campaigns, for the workers they studied.
The University of California, Davis School of Public Health reported in July that the death rate from COVI in California increased from 6.3 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2009 to 13.2 in 2015.
The state also reported a rise in the number of COVI cases in the United States from 1,053 to 2,826 cases in 2015, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC has more information on COVID and COVID disease at the CDC’s website.