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Improving Patient Outcomes in the Dual Crises of Climate Change and COVID-19

The pandemic has revealed the unambiguous impact of health disparities on morbidity and mortality from Covid-19 in disadvantaged populations. Patients with chronic health conditions and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have disproportionally and dramatically suffered in the ongoing pandemic. It is these same communities that are at risk for the health effects of increased temperatures, air pollution, and extreme weather events that result from global warming induced climate change. Clinicians have been on the frontlines, caring for patients with COVID-19, all the while updating health and safety protocols to protect themselves, their co-workers, and their families. COVID-19 has stressed every system of healthcare in the country but most severely those in large cities. Join a panel of experts in a discussion that aims to explore the convergence of climate change, COVID-19, and racial injustice.

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