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 for . 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.”