These maps show how air pollution and COVID-19 can be a deadly mix
Los Angeles Times
Poor air quality has put Black people and Latinos at greater risk from the coronavirus, in Los Angeles and across the country.
We know Black people and Latinos are suffering the most from COVID-19 — and there's growing evidence air pollution is at least partly to blame. In this week's edition of Boiling Point, I look at maps showing the COVID/pollution nexus in Los Angeles
Take a look at this visualization, developed by
. It shows coronavirus case counts overlaid on a map of neighborhood-by-neighborhood pollution burdens in Los Angeles County. It’s not hard to see what’s going on.
“The larger, darker blue circles — indicating more confirmed cases of coronavirus — are much more likely to appear in redder parts of the map, indicating areas with higher pollution burdens.”