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Does air pollution make you more susceptible to coronavirus? California won’t like the answer

The Los Angeles Times interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health environmental health professor Michael Jerrett about environmental factors, beyond age and underlying health problems, that could make some people more vulnerable to COVID-19. 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has many people wondering what environmental factors, beyond age and underlying health problems, make some individuals more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others.

That’s especially true in California, where residents have long struggled with the nation’s worst-polluted air.

So, does air pollution increase your risk?

Probably, experts say.

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