Coronavirus and heat waves pose new risks, experts say
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LOS ANGELES—Health officials in Southern California are raising concerns about heat waves during the summer months and the risk they pose for at-risk residents abiding by the state’s stay-at-home order.
The state saw the popularity of beaches last month when the temperatures increase, which drew a rebuke from Gov. Gavin Newsom. But the Los Angeles Times reported—citing a University of Southern California study—that a third of the homes in Greater Los Angeles don’t have air conditioning.
Eric Kinenberg, a professor of sociology at New York University, told the paper that there are millions of older Americans “who feel like they need to stay indoors. And social isolation combined with extreme heat is a …continued .
[Source: Fox News]