How Air Pollution Worsens The Impact Of COVID-19

How Air Pollution Worsens The Impact Of COVID-19
In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that America’s nitrogen oxides levels, a key ingredient in smog, aren’t falling as fast as they used to and may be leveling off. AP Photo
How Air Pollution Worsens The Impact Of COVID-19
In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that America’s nitrogen oxides levels, a key ingredient in smog, aren’t falling as fast as they used to and may be leveling off. AP Photo

How Air Pollution Worsens The Impact Of COVID-19

Many economic and health factors have significantly worsened the impact of diseases like COVID-19 on specific groups, such as the elderly and people in marginalized communities.

Reset‘s sustainability contributor Karen Weigert and experts discuss how air pollution and other environmental factors also disproportionately hurt these groups.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, vice president at Slipstream

Brian Urbaszewski, director of environmental health programs for the Respiratory Health Association

Michael Greenstone, an economics professor at University of Chicago and director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago