Academics who studied the 1918 influenza crisis found that U.S. cities burning more coal had way more excess deaths than low-coal cities. But what does that mean for cities with high air pollution during the #COVID19 pandemic? (w/ )
Researchers studying the 1918 flu found US cities burning more coal for electricity had far more “excess” deaths than low-coal cities. Then they looked at 180 cities in 2018, and found the “top third for coal use decidedly worse off than the bottom third.”