After the Pandemic: Health Care in Crisis
DESCRIPTION: In the U.S. and around the world, the covid-19 pandemic has laid bare inequities that are literally a matter of life and death. For instance, burdened with coal-fired power plants and other polluting facilities, low-income communities of color have much higher rates of asthma and other “underlying conditions” that predict poor outcomes with covid-19. And this and many other issues won’t end when the pandemic does: these communities are also more vulnerable to the heat waves, floods and fires of a changing climate. We discuss what steps can be taken now to protect those on the front lines of covid-19 and climate change, and to ensure a fairer, more resilient world for all.