On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we're discussing the long-term impacts of air pollution on exposed populations. According to a new Harvard study, people with COVID-19 who live in regions with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from the disease.
Who’s most affected and what will it take to reduce air pollution once we get through this?
Beth Gardiner, journalist and author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution
Mustafa Santiago Ali, senior vice president for environmental justice at the National Wildlife Federation and a member of the Environmental Protection Network
The National Geographic, Beth Gardiner: Pollution made COVID-19 worse. Now, lockdowns are clearing the air.
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US News, Mustafa Santiago Ali: It’s Time to Sound the Alarm for Communities Most Vulnerable to the Coronavirus
The Guardian, Mustafa Santiago Ali: 'Wash your hands' is tough advice for Americans without soap or water
ABC, Elizabeth Thomas, Dr. Nancy A. Anoruo: Coronavirus is disproportionately killing the black community. Here's what experts say can be done about it