COVID-19 & Environmental Justice
Several of our staff have been interviewed by the media on how environmental and other inequities have contributed to a higher incidence of underlying conditions in communities of color, resulting in the disproportionately higher COVID-19 mortality rates. For example, Lubna Ahmed was interviewed by the Center for Public Integrity, Climate One, the Freeman World Experiment, the Hill, International Business Times, Mother Jones, Newsy, NYCity News Service, Undark, Uptown Radio, and Vox (twice) about the role environmental inequities play in the higher COVID-19 mortality rates in communities of color. Peggy Shepard was quoted in the American Prospect. Sonal Jessel spoke with Truthout about air pollution and COVID-19 and about the potential impacts of extreme heat if we are still sheltering in place to Truthtout and the Verge. Cecil Corbin-Mark was interviewed by Moms Clean Air Force about COVID-19’s impact on Latinx communities. And Kerene Tayloe share some of our policy recommendations with Sojourners, for an article examining how the HEROES Act can support environmental justice communities.
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