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Seth Mullendore: It’s time to shut down polluting urban power plants

The link between pollution and coronavirus mortality rates makes it even more clear why we must shut down peaker power plants.
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As Covid-19 hits Navajo Nation, young people step up to protect elders

Younger generations have come to play a pivotal grassroots role in the pandemic response across Navajo Nation, which has been devastated by COVID-19.

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A doctor’s warning from the rural South

Small community hospitals already operate on the very edge of disaster every day.
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Pollution hotspots home to people of color hit hardest by coronavirus

Polluted neighbourhoods in cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, Newark, Detroit, and the Navajo Nation are among the country's worst virus hot-spots, a Guardian analysis found.

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The CDC must end its silence on the racial impact of COVID-19

The federal government must collect and disclose racial data on coronavirus testing, cases and deaths.
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Black Americans face alarming rates of coronavirus infection in some states

Data on race and the coronavirus is too limited to draw sweeping conclusions, experts say, but disparate rates of sickness — and death — have emerged in some places.
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Indian Health Service, rural areas to have priority access to rapid coronavirus tests

“These are new tests, and we have prioritized the groups that we think have the least access to testing now,” Deborah Birx said.
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J. Ama Mantey: A Green-Red New Deal can save black lives in a post-Covid-19 world

Race, not class, is the strongest predictor of whether someone will be overburdened by environmental pollution, climate disasters and other hazards.
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New county health director comes in as expert in equity, children and mothers

The new health director, a local doctor and professor, says she has work to do to get up to speed on several pressing issues, including coronavirus and air quality.

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Tomorrow's doctors will diagnose the mental toll of climate change

Future health professionals are learning to recognize and treat mental illnesses linked to global warming.
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California's 1st Surgeon General warns of dangers of toxic stress

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has spent much of her career alerting the medical community to health damage that adverse childhood experiences can wreak. Now she aims to protect and heal California's kids.
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Why racial disparities in asthma are an urban planning issue

African-Americans are three times more likely to die from asthma as whites. In Philadelphia and elsewhere, how can outcomes improve with changes to housing quality and pollution control?
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