The sustained effects of air pollution appear to make people particularly vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus.
California Kaiser Permanente facilities downgraded coronavirus protective standards to shore up supplies, but said nurses couldn’t wear their own gear.
“I don’t mind caring for people and being in the front line of this,” a nurse told The Intercept. “But being grossly unprotected is not acceptable.”
Exposure to air pollution could make the virus particularly deadly for poor Americans.
Newark distributed filters and took measures to address lead in its water supply, but residents say they don’t go far enough.