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California fires cause parts of the U.S. to have some of dirtiest air in the world

The Washington Post

Robert Gould is the president of San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit education and advocacy organization. He says that the combination of wildfire smoke along with a continued rise in reported covid-19 cases could prove overwhelming on top of an already stressed health-care system.

“We’re very much concerned about respiratory diseases, the exacerbation of chronic conditions such as asthma, and cardiovascular conditions,” Gould said.

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