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Oct. 14, 2020 1:26 a.m.
UCLA, UCSF medical faculty say wildfires may exacerbate health effects of COVID-19

Increasing air pollution because of the recent wildfires poses a threat to lung health and may increase the chances of contracting COVID-19. (Photo by Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor. Photo illustration by Emily Dembinski/Illustrations director)

California’s wildfire smoke and COVID-19 could create an unforeseen mixture of adverse health effects for the state’s residents, UCLA medical faculty said.
Although little is known about long-term exposure to air pollutants like wildfire smoke and its particulates, there are preliminary studies that show the number and severity of COVID-19 cases are higher in areas with high air pollution, said Stephanie Christenson, a doctor and an assistant professor of pulmonology at UC San Francisco.

By Sarah Nelson


Sept. 17, 2020 1:02 p.m.
Air quality remains unhealthy in Los Angeles because of nearby fires

Air quality in Los Angeles is projected to remain unhealthy throughout the week because of several nearby wildfires, including the Bobcat fire.
Los Angeles has an Air Quality Index rating of 130 as of Thursday, which is considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” according to IQAir.

By Elizabeth Sherwood


Oct. 28, 2019 10:52 p.m.

Editorial Cartoon: Midterms, fired

By Kyle Icban


Oct. 28, 2019 10:50 p.m.

Editorial Cartoon: Art history students vs. postmodernists

By Cody Wilson

Daily Bruin: In Focus

Oct. 28, 2019 8:25 a.m.

Gallery: The Getty fire rages along 405 Freeway

The brush fire broke out near the Getty Center museum early Monday morning and has spread to about 500 acres.

By Jintak Han

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