How Dual Threats of Heat and COVID-19 Exacerbate Threats to Vulnerable Communities
“Now with COVID-19, and malls being closed, libraries being closed, many communities are not opening their cooling centers because they’re worried about not being able to ensure social physical distancing. And so you have these drivers of risk piling onto each other,” said Helene Margolis, a professor of environmental health at University of California, Davis.
Margolis is a leading expert on understanding human health and climate interactions and is working with One Climate, UC Davis Health and the John Muir Institute of the Environment. Learn how climate experts are assessing heat and COVID-19 threats to vulnerable communities.