Is L.A. County Prepared for a Coronavirus Surge? June 17, 2020

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“Whatever you think you’re doing to protect low-income people, you need to do more,” said Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of the L.A. chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

The nexus between poverty and race is well established in L.A., as are its  vast implications. People of color and the poor in California are exposed to substantially higher levels of air pollution, for example, which can both help cause and contribute to the sorts of underlying health conditions that make people susceptible to the disease. “There’s so much inequality and so much inequity, sometimes it’s unimaginable,” said Argüello.

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